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Finally, MLB is back and the first week of baseball started for all teams on March 29th. As the season begins, let’s take a look at a few players and teams to watch. And, of course today’s post is about fun things to look forward to, now that the season is underway.

MLB 2018 Season

With so many changes in Managers last season, this season starts out with a lot of first time team managers. Be sure to visit our New York Yankees Hire Aaron Boone post. Although Aaron Boone’s name is well-known amongst New York Yankee fan’s; this is his first role as a manager.

Since this season started off earlier than prior years, the teams will have more scheduled off days this season. With several teams facing inclement weather patterns; this new schedule makes it easier to schedule a make-up day. By and large, the home openers for both the New York Yankees and the New York Mets was postponed due to snow. The New York Yankees will begin their home opener a day later. And, the Mets postponed their afternoon game as well.

MLB First Week – 2018 Season

Now that the teams have completed their first series; what are most fans looking forward to? Indeed, all Yankees fans are excited to see Giancarlo Stanton in pinstripes. To read more about Stanton, be sure to visit our Yankees Acquire Giancarlo Stanton post. Meanwhile, Stanton’s first at bat as a Yankee player was a home run.

With the Houston Astros winning the World Series last year, will they repeat? By the same token, the majority of their team is intact. Of course, it will be interesting to see if their momentum carries over from last season. In the same way, there was a lot of excitement about Shohei Ohtani. As a member of the Angels, he is excited to get the ball for his first pitch in a game. Will he live up to the hype?

How do you think Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton will do in the same line-up? Will these two players crush the ball all season? How will all the new first time Managers do? Which team will be on top of their division at the All-Star Break?

As always, I welcome your comments.