April has returned, and baseball's opening day is knocking on the door.
Opening day is the greatest day of the year, from the jets making their annual fly-over to the packed-out stadiums cheering for their home team.
Opening day is a day of hope. Every team starts out with a clean slate, and any one of them has a chance to go all the way, or at least we're allowed to believe so.
Opening day has it's own page in the history books. From Jackie Robinson shattering the color barrier, to Hank Aaron hitting No. 714, this day is like an early Christmas for all baseball die-hards. Some may even say that this day bears more gifts than St. Nick himself.
Opening day is one of those rare days of the year where the price of the ballpark hot dog you're eating is just a number and every team in the league sends out the best arm in their arsenal to set the tone for the next 161 games.
Opening day is almost here. Here are our best matchups of 2012.