Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 4/5/12
Happy Opening Day folks! No matter your disposition on the state of the Mets,  Opening Day is always a clean slate for all and everyone starts the season 0-0. How can you not get excited to hear the sound of the crack of the bat and the ball hitting the leather, which is now about to be heard in Queens for the summer? Today’s Opening Day vs. the Atlanta Braves is not ripe with anticipation for many in the fanbase as many feel this year is a wasted season, but there are many out there with the thought that hope springs eternal. With that said, here are five things to look for in today’s (50th for the franchise) Opening Day contest with the Braves. Play Ball! 1. How will Johan Santana hold up? Fighting the odds all spring, Santana has come back strong and has had no setbacks during his rehab from major shoulder surgery. By all accounts, Santana had a fine spring, but now the games will count and everything going forward will be magnified tenfold. It should be interesting to see how Santana’s
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