Opening Day is finally here.

Aside from the beautiful smell of fresh hot dogs and sausages simmering on an open fire, it is the mark of another calendar year where the Chicago Cubs have another shot at ending their 102 years of championship futility.

Every team is hopeful that this year is their year.

But for Chicago Cubs players and fans, this slogan has been said so much, that it has lost all of its meaning.

However, anything is possible in the crazy wild, wild, National League Central and if the Cubs can put it together, they could raise some eyebrows.  

Here are the five things you should watch for during the Chicago Cubs 2011 season.   

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