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5 Opening Day Questions For Cubs And Sox

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(CBS) A few weeks ago in the midst of Chicago’s wicked winter, I predicted that it would snow on Opening Day.

I don’t know if I’ve ever been happier to be wrong.

Although, I do know one thing that would be please me even more than today’s spring-like weather. And that would be if Chicago baseball actually ended up being interesting this summer.

To hope for it to be truly compelling is probably too much ask.

Last Friday, using a scale of 1-10, I asked the Chicago baseball fans among my Facebook and Twitter followers to rank their excitement level for Opening Day. The numbers varied from 10 to negative-3 (that was a Cubs fan). And before this morning, with the Cubs and Sox coming off such terribly sorry seasons, I would have said that my own excitement level is probably a 2.

But now this sunshine has me thinking about summer and my love of our national pastime, so I think I have to say my level has now been bumped up to at least a 4. Perhaps even a 5. And in honor of that, here are five questions I do have for the Cubs and White Sox as we embark upon Opening Day and play ball.

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