It’s Opening Day!!!

We had a lot of fun in the game threads last year, and I hope that will continue this season. It’s an open thread for you to discuss whatever you want, especially the big game this afternoon between the Reds and Cubs. Here are the lineups:

Cubs:
Alfonso Soriano CF
Matt Murton LF
Derrek Lee 1B
Aramis Ramirez 3B
Jacque Jones RF
Michael Barrett C
Mark DeRosa 2B
Cesar Izturis SS
Carlos Zambrano P

Reds:
Ryan Freel CF
Adam Dunn LF
Brandon Phillips 2B
Ken Griffey Jr. RF
Edwin Encarnacion 3B
Scott Hatteberg 1B
Alex Gonzalez SS
David Ross C
Aaron Harang P

I don’t mind that lineup; Phillips has no business hitting third, but I’m glad Junior is ready for Opening Day.

I will be at the game, and I’ll try to check in via Blackberry. Have fun, and keep those fingers crossed for a big win for the good guys.

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Blame Chad for creating this mess. Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, "The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds" is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad's musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine. You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

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