Opening Day Special: A Look Back in Headlines

2011: “New season brings new hope for Manny Ramirez.”

1999: “Will this be the last season of baseball before the Earth is destroyed by Y2K?”

1969: “Welcome to the Montreal Expos, a team that will be in Montreal forever.”

1871: “Base Ball? This new sport will never last.”



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bowie
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bowie

Today is opening day? can’t be.
there were two games in tokyo last week. one game today. 7 tomorrow, 9 friday. why should today get the title of ‘opening day’? there is no more ‘opening day.’ Selig kilt it.

nu billy baroo
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nu billy baroo

the image of him in a kilt, kilt my brain

Michael
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Michael

2734: “The Cubs may break the curse this year!”

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