The 2007 regular season is scheduled to get underway at 5ish (look at the tagline in the upper right for time zone info) in the lovely Mound City, where the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals will take on the team they beat in the NLCS, the New York Mets.
There will be three simultaneous "first" pitches each one being from the pitcher who got the last out from one of the last three World Series the Cardinals won (1967, 1982, and last year) to the manager of that team. So that will be Bob Gibson tossing to Red Schoendienst (the pride of Germantown, Illinois), Bruce Sutter to Whitey Herzog, and Adam Wainwright to Tony La Russa.
Then the Best Fans in Baseball® will get to hear the National Anthem performed by REO Speedwagon. And that can mean only one thing: the terrorists have won.
Finally, the Mets and Redbirds will get down to business with Chris Carpenter facing Tom Glavine.
The Mets and Cardinals won't play tomorrow, but just about every other team opens the season Monday. Except for the Padres and Giants who will start Tuesday.