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Phils, Reds Tangle In Grapefruit Opener

Today is the first game of the Grapefruit League season, as the Phillies face the Reds at 1 p.m.

Jamie Moyer gets the ball for the Phils, while Jeremy Affeldt (remember him from the NLDS) gets it for the Reds. Travis Blackley, Ryan Madson and Carlos Carrasco (bumped from Saturday) will also pitch.

What to watch for?

Well, not much, but let’s hope nobody gets hurt. If anything, Blackley will have to make a nice first impression if he wants to get a 25-man roster spot, and Carrasco will begin a 2008 that could end in Philadelphia, if the top prospect plays his cards right.

But really, sit back, carve open a fresh grapefruit, wash it down with some Long Trail Blueberry Wheat beer and enjoy Game 1 of the 2008 marathon, however you will.

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