MLB Spring Training Has Officially Arrived, And Here Are Some Season Predictions To Celebrate

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Baseball is back!

MLB spring training has officially begun, with three games being on the docket today. One of them is technically listed as an exhibition — the Boston Red Sox taking on the Northeastern Huskies (college), with the Sox holding a 5-2 lead at the top of the fifth inning at the time of this writing.

The two spring training games are the Texas Rangers facing off against the Kansas City Royals at 3:05 p.m. ET, while the Seattle Mariners play the San Diego Padres at 3:10 p.m. ET.

Holy hell, you have no idea how excited I am for baseball season to be back. I literally was smiling from ear to ear while using the bathroom this morning, scrolling through Twitter, and then seeing this beaut:

Sorry to be graphic, but it was too glorious not to share. (RELATED: Mississippi State Pitcher Jurrangelo Cijntje Can Throw Heaters With Either Hand)

And to celebrate, I’m going to give you my 2023 Major League Baseball season predictions:


  • American League East: Toronto Blue Jays
  • American League Central: Chicago White Sox
  • American League West: Houston Astros
  • National League East: Atlanta Braves
  • National League Central: Milwaukee Brewers
  • National League West: Los Angeles Dodgers


  • AL WC1: New York Yankees
  • AL WC2: Tampa Bay Rays
  • AL WC3: Los Angeles Angels
  • NL WC1: New York Mets
  • NL WC2: San Diego Padres
  • NL WC3: Philadelphia Phillies


  • American League: Houston Astros
  • National League: Atlanta Braves


  • Champion: Atlanta Braves

Give me the Atlanta Braves to win the World Series (again) in a rematch of the 2021 Fall Classic.