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Saturday Quickies: Opening Day Edition

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Baseball was officially back yesterday!

Detroit Tigers v Cincinnati Reds Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Good morning, Big Blue Nation.

Major League Baseball was back in full force yesterday as the official Opening Day happened and baseball fans across the country rejoiced.

The local team around here got the win a the Reds beat the Tigers 7-1. I know many were locked on their TVs as they welcomed back a game that had been gone for too long.

Although this will be an abbreviated season, people are more excited than ever to watch baseball. A sports starved nation soaked in the glory of live professional sports.

Tweets of the Day

I can see why Cal has a little more bounce in his step.

Joey Votto started the season off right for the Reds. And he’s still as robotic as ever.

Quickies

Dick Vitale has high praise for Kentucky | Cats Pause- Dickie V thinks the ‘Cats could be dominant if Olivier Sarr is ruled eligible. Hopefully the NCAA makes a ruling on the transfer soon.

Landon Young and Luke Fortner nominated | Vaught’s Views- Both Kentucky offensive linemen were nominated for the Wuerffel Trophy because of their charitable work in the community.

Should Kentucky rename Rupp Arena | Saturday’s Down South- Apolph Rupp’s legacy isn’t as clear cut as many think. Most people get their opinion about Rupp and Kentucky from a fictional Disney movie.

Zion Williamson returns to the bubble | CBS- The latest number one draft pick left the Disney World bubble for a family emergency but is now back and is ready for the impending season.

Alex Smith is cleared for return | ESPN- After almost losing his life and his leg, Alex Smith is cleared to play football. An amazing story.

Players react to empty stadiums | USA Today- Professional athletes are adjusting to playing in front of empty stadiums.