The weather might be more suited for football playoffs than baseball's Opening Day, but they're going to do everything they can to get this one in today. Game time temperature should be around 45 degrees with a mist or drizzle, and conditions will probably deteriorate during the day. But it's baseball games that count!
Today is the first game in about 100 years that Bobby Cox won't be managing the Atlanta Braves. Fredi Gonzalez takes over for the legend. Nationals manager Jim Riggleman starts his second full season as skipper of the the home team.
The Braves and Nats find themselves on opposite ends of the N.L. East, as Atlanta should contend with the Phillies in the East and be in the wild card discussion regardless, while the Nats hope to avoid their sixth straight last place finish in the division.
Enjoy Opening Day everyone! And stay warm and dry!
The Nats beat the Marlins 6-4 on Michael Morse's 30th home run of the season, a three-run shot in the ninth inning. By virtue of that win, the Nats are 79-80 and have clinched third place in the N.L. East. If they win out they'll finish above .500.