The Rays Tank: Opening Day? Eh, Whatever... Baseball!

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 04: Josh Johnson #55 of the Miami Marlins makes the first pitch to Rafael Furcal #15 of the St. Louis Cardinals during Opening Day at Marlins Park on April 4, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

I've giving up trying to decide which of these days is technically Opening Day -- it's probably today, but the Rays don't start, so it doesn't feel quite right. But hey, whatever you want to call it, baseball's back! We've been waiting for this point all off season long, and it's finally arrived. These games count!

The Miami Marlins opened up their new stadium last night with a showcase game against the St. Louis Cardinals, and although I couldn't watch (darn the blackout rules!), it sounds like it was a mix of awe and awkwardness. The stadium looks fantastic from all the pictures and videos I've seen, but Hanley Ramirez showed the world that he still needs time to adjust to third. And from all reports, the Muhammad Ali first pitch was really awkward.

Also, the home run sculpture lives!

But enough with the Marlins: let's move on to the real important thing here, getting pumped up for the Rays season. While the Rays don't play tonight, it's also Opening Day for the minor leagues, so we'll have a live chat tonight (right guys?) as we all follow the entire Rays minor league system simultaneously. Awesome? Exciting? Insane? You betcha.

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