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Friday, March 29, 2013

Baseball Fans Gear Up For Opening Day

National League second baseman Jose Altuve, of the Houston Astros, forces out American League's Joe Mauer, of the Minnesota Twins, on a ground ball by Elvis Andrus, of the Texas Rangers, during the ninth inning of the MLB All-Star baseball game Tuesday, July 10, 2012. The Rangers and the Astros face off on opening day Sunday. (Charlie Riedel/AP)

National League second baseman Jose Altuve, of the Houston Astros, forces out American League’s Joe Mauer, of the Minnesota Twins, on a ground ball by Elvis Andrus, of the Texas Rangers, during the ninth inning of the MLB All-Star baseball game Tuesday, July 10, 2012. The Rangers and the Astros face off on opening day Sunday. (Charlie Riedel/AP)

It’s that time of year. Sunday is Opening Day for Major League Baseball.

The Texas Rangers take on the newest member of the American League, the Houston Astros.

Then on Monday, most of the other teams get into the swing of things, including our hometown Boston Red Sox playing the Yankees in New York.

Joel Sherman, who writes the New York Post’s Hardball blog, has been covering spring training and gives us his predictions on who could bring home the World Series trophy in the fall.

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