Opening Day is here.
The sweetest two words of spring arrived Sunday as the major league baseball season began with three games, a tripleheader on the ESPN family of networks, culminating with a Sunday night game between the world champion Kansas City Royals and the team they beat in the World Series, the New York Mets.
The Texas Rangers open their season at 3:05 p.m. Monday at Globe Life Park in Arlington against the Seattle Mariners.
It’s Cole Hamels time, and Rangers time. Optimism is high, the grass is cut, “bunting” and “pregame festivities” are trending.