MLB Opening Day: Traditional opener in Cincinnati, and Yankees' Jeter goes after record
MLB Opening Day is today, with the requisite questionable weather. There are six games on the docket for MLB Opening Day, including the traditional day game in Cincinnati. Will Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter reach 3,000 hits?
We're not into April, but yes the 2011 Major League Baseball season gets started today.
Traditionally, the Cincinnati Reds hosted the first game of the day, since they're the oldest franchise in baseball. But with a 2 p.m. ET start against the Milwaukee Brewers, they won't have that honor today,
Later in the day, the California Angels will be at Kansas City (4:10 pm. ET), the San Diego Padres will play the Cardinals in St. Louis (4:15 pm ET), and the San Francisco Giants will play at Dodger Stadium (8 p.m. ET).
No President Obama won't be throwing out the first pitch at the Nats game on Opening Day, as he did last year (a little high and outside). Apparently, amid the crises in Libya, Japan, and Afghanistan, and the heat he took for taking time to fill out his NCAA tournament brackets, Obama decided not to make a personal appearance this year.
But the national pastime is about to provide us with several story lines to watch over the next seven months.
For the first time in more than 20 years, Bobby Cox will not be sitting in the Braves dugout.
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