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1. Opening Day. With the first pitch of the 2016 regular season just days away, The Wayniac Nation barely can contain his excitement. TribeVibe posted a photo gallery of the preparations at Progressive Field, and in a sure sign of baseball season, Roof Report is back advising on the roof status at Minute Maid Park. The Baseball Sociologist‘s countdown to the Orioles’ opener on Monday is down to four, as THE BLOG projects what John Farrell’s lineup card will look like on Monday and The Jailhouse puts forward four names to watch for on Opening Day. Meanwhile, mascots are converging on New York City for a morning show segment, and Cait Covers the Bases has the details.

2. Breaking camp. Teams are heading home after wrapping up Cactus and Grapefruit League action, with some final exhibition matches taking place at Major League ballparks and in some interesting other locales. Phillies Insider puts a bow on the team’s time in Clearwater, while Gamer Babes from Half Moon Bay is pumped to see the boys back in SF. Friar Wire has one final address from Padres manager Andy Green in Peoria, and Rays Radio and Major League Bastian cover the latest roster moves as teams look to trim down to 25.

3. Crystal ball time. This is the time for weighing in with prognostications. The Sports Analytics and Business Group at IU runs through their picks in the American League, as Unedukated Opinions focuses on the extremely competitive AL Central. Stlcardinalsminimo looks at the various projections for the Cardinals in 2016, and Second City Sports Report lists five reasons why the Cubs will win the World Series — and five reasons they won’t.

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New York Mets' David Wright takes batting practice during spring training baseball practice Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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Fans soak in the sun during the sixth inning of a spring training baseball game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies in Scottsdale, Ariz., Thursday, March 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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FILE - In this April 14, 2013, file photo, Arizona Diamondbacks broadcaster Joe Garagiola, center, waves to a cheering crowd during festivities honoring the retiring broadcaster, prior to a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, in Phoenix. Former big league catcher and popular broadcaster Joe Garagiola has died. He was 90. The Arizona Diamondbacks say Garagiola died Wednesday, March 23, 2016. He had been in ill health in recent years. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

1. Remembering Joe Garagiola. The former player and broadcaster passed away Wednesday at the age of 90. Smart Guy Sports is having trouble thinking of Garagiola in the past tense, while news of his death has All Things Ed feeling nostalgic. Dodger Insider shared a tribute from Vin Scully to his former broadcast partner, and It’s Always A Good Dre in L.A. posted some throwback photos from his broadcasting days. Cardinal Red Baseball writes that St. Louis lost a son, while Cardinal Girl wrote one of her trademark haikus for the occasion.

2. Opening Day around the corner. The regular season nearly is upon us, as preparations continue in Arizona and Florida. In Wakefield We Trust examines the good and bad from Red Sox camp, while Gamer Babes from Half Moon Bay wants to see more hitting out of the Giants’ lineup. Inside the White Sox shines the spotlight on Jose Abreu, stlcardinalsminimo looks around at the starting rotations for NL teams and A Twinternal Perspective discusses switching focus back to the Twin Cities. Not to be missed, Newberg Report has an epic one-sentence post covering quite a bit of ground.

3. National Puppy Day. In fuzzier news, Wednesday was National Puppy Day. The Baseball Sociologist looks at how the day was marked around Major League Baseball. Rollin’ with Rick PawSox looks at some similar days on the national day calendar.

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President Barack Obama greets Tampa Bay Rays players before a game with the Cuban national team in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, March 22, 2016. The crowd roared as U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro entered the stadium and walked toward their seats in the VIP section behind home plate. It's the first game featuring an MLB team in Cuba since the Baltimore Orioles played in the country in 1999. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

  • Yankeebiscuitfan writes about the Rays playing in Cuba. What was your take?
  • What did The Baseball Sociologist make of the game? Have a look for yourself.
  • In terms of the actual game on the field, Rays Radio has postgame notes.
  • What’s gone right and wrong for the Cardinals this spring? WWLCB goes in depth.
  • Who exactly is  left in Reds camp? Mark Sheldon runs through the full list.
  • What will the Orioles’ final roster look like? Jake McDonnell makes his guess.
  • BBST wonders how the A’s bullpen would hold up without Sean Doolittle.
  • Is Jeremy Hazelbaker ready for the big leagues? Cardinal Red Baseball discusses.
  • The Unbiased MLB Fan gazes into his NL crystal ball. Do you agree with him?
  • Are 41phillysports and stlcardinalsmino correct about the AL East and NL Central?
  • Do you see the 2016 awards going the way Sideline Champ sees them going?
  • From the Rafters shares bold predictions with a fantasy twist for the 2016 season.
  • Looking for Opening Day tickets at Dodger Stadium? Dodger Insider has the scoop.
  • Cait Covers the Bases tells you how to bid on Uecker Seats for Opening Day.
  • What’s it like on the Cubs’ season ticket waiting list? Cubs Vine Line Blog explains.
  • Braves Give visited a local elementary school if you’d like to see the photos.

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