It was a soft opening for Major League Baseball with only six games on the docket. However, baseball is most certainly back on the sports scene.

I couldn’t be happier. I’m beyond tired of discussing NFL and NBA labor situations, distant College Football plans and worthless Spring Training results. And I think I’m finally ready to set the tournament aside for a few days.

Bring on the hardball.  Now they count.

There are plenty of interesting story lines to digest after the day’s events.

The Brewers led off their season with back-to-back jacks. Too bad their bullpen couldn’t contain a certain light-hitting, Reds catcher. 

Ryan Franklin blew a slim, late Cardinals lead thanks to a clutch ninth-inning home run by a Padres outfielder.

Derek Lowe was masterful against a helpless Natty Light offense and Jason Heyward kept up a tradition.

The Bronx Bombers won their opener with some late offense.

And Clayton Kershaw got the best of the Freak in a classic pitchers’ duel between hated rivals.

We’ve got six more months of this goodness so we can’t get too carried away in the analysis. These guys will have 161 more to improve or come back down to earth.

But let’s take a light-hearted look at what went down from a fantasy lens.

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