Opening day (or night in this case) is always an exciting day. Everything seems to be just a little more in focus and sharper. I think Matt’s prediction of the Bucs’ record is pretty much on the mark. They will be close to a .500 team but not quite there.
It’s going to be an interesting year to see exactly how the new management team does and how the players respond to the new manager. Of course it seems from the spring that everyone is happy with how the new staff is taking more of an active interest in how the players are actually doing the fundamentals, but that was the spring and everyone is optimistic then. When the first loosing streak comes, that is where the rubber meets the road.
Overall, I am quite optimistic about the season.
Scalp the Braves!