WASHINGTON, D.C. - If you love baseball, today is your day.
It's Opening Day across the Major Leagues, and both the Nationals and Orioles begin the 2017 season at home.
There's always something about Opening Day as hope springs eternal for all baseball fans around this time of year. It's a new season, spring is in the air, and you can certainly feel that today here at Nats' Park.
It's about 45 minutes from the first pitch when the Nationals take on the Marlins, and the fans here are ready to go.
Washington had another early postseason exit last year, despite winning the NL East, and expectations are high this year.
Stephen Strasburg will make his fourth career start on Opening Day and his first since 2014. For what it's worth, the Nats won his previous three Opening Day starts.
Endison Volquez is on the mound for the Marlins.
Look out for Bryce Harper this afternoon. He loves Opening Day and has four homeruns in four Opening Day appearances.
It should be a great week of baseball here at Nats Park, and WHAG's Matt Finkel will have highlights from the opener tonight at 10 p.m.