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Baseball Mon Apr 05 2010

Opening Day 2010: White Sox Host Tribe, Cubs In Atlanta

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Spring has returned to the Midwest and with its return so, too, has America's Pastime awakened from a long winter's nap. Baseball is back! Outside of the day after the Super Bowl, MLB Opening Day may be the most "called in sick" (cough, cough) day of the calendar and with the mercury pushing into the mid-70s this afternoon, Tailgate wholly endorses you take a long lunch, catch the Red Line heading towards 35th and grab a cheap seat at the Cell for a matinee between The Cleveland Indians and the Chicago White Sox. Mark Buehrle gets the start for the Sox and the game is being televised nationally on ESPN, the game starts at 1:05 Central Standard Time.

For fans of the North Siders the Cubs open the 2010 season in Atlanta and the usual suspects of Old Style slinging, Wrigleyville haunts are where you can catch the first pitch right around 3:10 this afternoon. Beloved and occasionally dominant Cubs pitcher, Carlos Zambrano gets the start in the ATL. Stuck in your office all day? Try catching the games on MLB's streaming video channels at MLB.com.

 
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Kay / April 5, 2010 9:35 AM

I'm going to Atlanta to join the ranks of blue down there for opening day!

I find it funny, that in some ways, the cubs are like the yankees in popularity. Maybe mostly because the prevalence of WGN in the 80's and 90's and not because they're champions.

I also highly recommend MLB's audio cast as well if you're stuck in the office and want to appear like you're actually doing work.

Brian Lauvray / April 5, 2010 10:20 AM

Have fun down there, Kay. Not sure what it is w the Cubs and people liking them but they are definitely the most marketable bunch of losers ever...

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