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Good morning baseball fans! Baseball is officially in full swing and we can barely contain our excitement.
Here’s a look at what’s going on around the National League Central.
- Cardinals sign Yadier Molina to a three-year extension.
- Cleveland has extended Roberto Perez.
- St. Louis has resigned Stephen Piscotty to a six-year contract extension. Not that’s some commitment.
- Madison Bumgarner is the first pitcher to hit two home runs on Opening Day because of course he is.
- What’s the best time zone for a sports fan to live in?
- SuntTrust Park has plenty to offer, including very overpriced food and horribly long lines.
- Could baseball possibly return to Montreal?
- Opening Week is going full throttle ahead. Here’s what we’ve learned so far.
- Tropicana Field has a new turf which is awesome because the old turf was getting us concerned about a potential swamp people colony under the stadium.
- It’s Gronk’s world and we’re all just living in it.
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Today in baseball: On April 4th, 1974, Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth's all-time home run record.