Happy Opening Day to the 2023 baseball season!

Wow, it’s a beautiful day to start for today in the Philadelphia / South Jersey / Delaware area, and of course, it’s even more beautiful because it’s Opening Day for 2023 for MLB Baseball! We’ve been waiting all winter for this day, and it’s finally here. All 30 teams are underway this afternoon and evening today including the Phillies who start off the season in Texas at 4:05 PM local time.

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Aaron Nola gets the baseball for the Phillies today, and the team will be facing a tough opponent in Jacob deGrom, a Cy Young Award winner, who is 35 and turned in a less-than-stellar 2022 for the NY Mets. In 11 starts last year for the Mets, deGrom was 5-4 with a 3.08 ERA. He starts off the new chapter in his career today pitching for the Texas Rangers after his 9 years with the Mets. deGrom signed a 5-year, 185 million dollar guaranteed contract with the Rangers. Nola did not get a new contract in the off-season from the Phillies and the negotiating time is over according to Nola, who wants to concentrate on this season.

What will this season produce? Will the Phillies make it back to the World Series in 2023? We will start to find out those answers starting today in the long 162-game season of the MLB. Let’s go Phils!

Check out some Opening Day FAQ’s here from MLB.com

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