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Brrrrr...Welcome to Opening Day!

Brew snow Yes, the snow is flying here and elsewhere -- like during the Brewers' workout yesterday in Cincinnati (right) -- but it's Opening Day of the Major League Baseball season and we've got you covered. Get out to your newstand to read our 2011 preview section, featuring Jerry Sullivan's essay on the new Year of the Pitcher, my full-page look at the season's first power rankings, a fantasy report from Jay Skurski and Greg Connors' chat with SNY analyst Bob Ojeda and YES analyst Al Leiter.

The Yankees and Tigers get things going today at 1 in the Bronx, weather permitting. Same thing for the Braves and Nationals in DC as both sites look to dodge the rain and snow. The Reds and Brewers, in fact, dealt with the snow for their workouts and the Indians' exhibition game at Triple-A Columbus was called after two innings because of it.

The Indians will work out today to prepare for Friday's home opener against the White Sox but the workout in Progressive Field is pushed back until 3:30 because the team is staging a public memorial for Bob Feller in a Cleveland church at 10:30 a.m. Feller died on Dec. 15 and his service is being streamed live by

In New York, the Daily News preview asks two key questions: Are the Yankees really underdogs to the Red Sox? And, with 74 hits to go to 3,000, is Derek Jeter in the spotlight again or the twilight of his career? The paper also has a big look at whether or not new GM Sandy Alderson and old friend Terry Collins can fix the Mets.

I've got some questions of my own too. Like who's going to win this thing? Be sure to vote in our polls below.

---Mike Harrington


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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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