The day is finally here where we can finally see the Atlanta Braves play a game that counts. Opening Day for the Braves is one of the earliest games on the MLB schedule today as they take on the Washington Nationals at 1:05 PM EST in Washington. Sadly Opening Day is not a national holiday, so may all of your "sick days" not get too much scrutiny from your employers if you choose to go that route. If, like most of us, you can't make the trip to DC to watch in person, here is some help with how to watch Opening Day this year.
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With the start of the 2023 season upon us, we took a look at 9 storylines that will be important to keep an eye on early in the Atlanta Braves season. There is a lot to like with this Atlanta Braves team to be sure, but talent has to be paired with execution and a bit of luck to have a strong season for any team to be successful. The above narratives reflect the areas of uncertainty that the Braves will have to navigate.
Finally, on a more reflective note, one of our newest contributors, Logan, reflected on what Opening Day means for him as a long-time baseball fan. We can get caught up in the moment or with individual performances or individual games, but the biggest thing about Opening Day is that it is the beginning of a long stretch of something that brings so many of us so much joy (even when it also frustrates the crap out of us).
We had an old friend alert yesterday as well as Cristian Pache was traded to the dreaded Philadelphia Phillies. Pache is still an all-world athlete who was having a pretty decent spring, so hopefully he can find some success in Philly. Also, Oakland's return in the Matt Olson trade is looking not so hot so far.
In the spirit of the opening of the 2023 season, our friends over at MLB dot com put together a list of bold predictions for every team in the league. They had three different Braves players hitting more than 40 home runs this year which, well, would be very good news indeed.