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Later today, we have our first actual baseball game of the season. Check in at around 12:30 for the game thread for those interested in following along. It's not broadcast anywhere, but that won't stop us, will it?

DetNews: Ex-Tigers broadcaster Paul Carey, 82, recovering after heart attack
We wish him the best in his recovery.

Tigers.com: Leyland to start season with four-man rotation
The Tigers won't need a fifth starter until the ninth game of the season. Who do you think gets skipped in the rotation in the meantime?

MLive: Tigers' Brennan Boesch 'seen it all' as rookie, now just looking to get his groove back
Will the real Brenn... OK enough of that line. Hoping to see Boesch settle somewhere above the floor he established in the second half of the season last year.

MLive: Max Scherzer 'excited' to start Tigers' home opener against Kansas City
Bonus story: Scherzer scares the Sharks. Not those Sharks. He was scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef.

DetNews: Bulked-up Austin Jackson determined to hit better
Lynn Henning writes that Austin Jackson bulked up a bit over the offseason. There's been a lot of talk that more home runs would come with age for Jackson, but he isn't a complete spring chicken any more at 24. It shouldn't take too long to find out if it translates to his game.

Ozzie Speaks: Your questions, answered from Spring Training!
I link to Ozzie Guillen because Ozzie is awesome. Seriously how can you not like this guy?

DesigNate Robertson: Meanwhile...At The Other AL Central Spring Camps
Rogo managed to be NSFW -- hmm, probably not the first time -- I guess we'll link him anyway. Just for the love of all that is good stop reading before you get to the Indians.

Baseball Prospectus | Playoff Odds Report
The Tigers lead the AL Central in average number of wins with 83.9, but the Twins are favored to win the division, 33.5% to 33%. The White Sox are in third with 83.6 wins and 30.4% to win the division. Even without the computers, I think we can agree this looks to be a great three-team race heading into the season.