MLB Opening Day 2011: 13 Historically Slow Starters to Watch in April

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MLB Opening Day 2011: 13 Historically Slow Starters to Watch in April
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The 2011 MLB season is just about to get underway. Rest assured, you will be swearing at your computer, TV, phone or maybe even the radio.

It seems that every year there are certain players who aren't able to shift gears until after March and April. Whether you root for their teams or have them in a fantasy league or two or 12, you need to relax. They do it every year. Why should this year be any different?

It doesn't matter if it was going into your fantasy draft or examining your team's prospects for the season. You were aware of the players' penchant for starting off like the turtle in his race against the rabbit. Do you prefer tortoise and hare? No one says that any more, so don't expect me to.

If you start to whine and complain, your family, friends and co-workers have my permission to get out the duct tape and not remove it from your pie hole until we get to the month of May. It's up to you.

There is a circle of life in MLB. It just so happens some players hibernate just a little longer than others. When they awake from their slumber, these players tend devour their opponents.

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