Welcome to Opening Day on Kempt
This is it. The day you’ve been waiting for. Yep, the Masters kicks off this morning. Also, it’s baseball’s Opening Day. (Well, kind of. There was last night’s Cards-Marlins tilt. And those weird A’s-Mariners games in Japan. But come on.)
We’re talking seven games, starting at 1:05pm Eastern time, ending at…well, whenever the Dodgers and Padres wind down out in Petco. In between: a glorious spring day of honest-to-God baseball. Not to mention first starts from studs like Roy Halladay, Stephen Strasburg, Jon Lester and both of last year’s Cy Young winners (Justin Verlander against the Red Sox; Clayton Kershaw taking on San Diego). We wouldn’t blame you if you decided to call in sick. (And we won’t tell anyone, either.)
In fact, to celebrate, we’ve lined up a full day of baseball-related posts—on everything from the sport’s finest big-screen life lessons to how America’s pastime came to dominance in the Land of the Rising Sun.
- — Paul L. Underwood