PHILLIES PREPARE TO KICK OFF 2013 SEASON

Monday is opening day for the Philadelphia Phillies. Fans of the team this year are hoping for improvement from last year’s 81-81 record, but aren’t completely sold the team has what it takes to make it back in playoffs facing improved competition in recent years. The Phillies will face one of the threats in the National Leagues East when they start the season at the Atlanta Braves on Monday night. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.