Jim Leyland: Closer situation 'will be fun' as Tigers gear for Opening Day
Detroit Free Press, John Lowe
You can feel the cruel humor Leyland is finding by leaving the fanbase and media twisting in the wind.
2013 Shot in the Dark Predictions
"Times I audibly curse Don Kelly: 105"
Around the AL Central:
"Sale threw 7⅔ beautiful innings against a team that usually gives him a hard time, striking out seven Royals while allowing just seven singles and a walk. On a typically cold April day, all he received in support was a Tyler Flowers homer, and he made it stand up."
Opening Day Duel: White Sox 1, Royals 0
Royals Review, Craig Brown
"While the Royals loss is an Opening Day bummer, I always enjoy when the promised pitching duel actually materializes. James Shields and Chris Sale both delivered the goods on a cold Monday afternoon on the South Side of Chicago."
Elsewhere in Baseball:
Sometimes one game speaks volumes and stuff
Baseball Nation, Rob Neyer
I think it's safe to say that someone is overstating the importance of an Opening Night win.
In praise of Vin Scully
HardballTalk, Craig Calcaterra
Anything praising Vin Scully deserves linkage on this blog.
Worst Opening Day starting pitchers
Let's Go Tribe, Jason Lukehart
I definitely wasn't surprised to see a couple of Tigers on this list.