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The 2001 Baseball Season

Alex Rodriguez and Manny Ramirez received huge raises to change teams. Meanwhile, Randy Johnson has been killing birds with his fastball. It's been a bank robbin', feather-flying off season - now it's time to play ball. Here's a look ahead at the 2001 Major League baseball season.

Worlds Collide
The start of the 2001 season will kick off in international style. The Toronto Blue Jays and the Texas Rangers will play the opening game on April 1st in Puerto Rico.

Big Money
Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Manny Ramirez, Mike Hampton and Todd Helton all signed contracts during the off season for more than one-hundred million dollars. Imagine if your parents gave you that kind of allowance increase!

American League Champs
Good news for Yankees' fans. Once again, it looks like New York will be the team to beat. They added pitcher Mike Mussina to an already great line up that includes Derek Jeter, Bernie Williams and Rocket Roger. The Oakland A's and the Cleveland Indians should give them a run in the playoffs - but when the dust clears, New York will be the last one standing.

National League Champs.
There won't be another Subway Series in 2001. The Mets still have a good team, but this will be the year the San Francisco Giants finally put things together. Barry Bonds will finally get the Giants back to the World Series.

World Series
The Yankees and Giants will meet in the World Series and New York will win their fourth straight title. Money can't buy you love or happiness, but it can buy you the world's greatest baseball team.

Home Run Kings
Slammin' Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs will be this year's home run king. Bet on A-Rod, Manny Ramirez and Ken Griffey Jr. to also be crushing balls out of the park all year.

Best Pitcher
Just ask the birds. Randy Johnson has the "deadliest" fastball in the game these days. Honorable mention goes to Pedro Martinez and Greg Maddux.

Worst Haircut
Randy Johnson. He's the best hurler with the worst haircut. Keep tossin' those strikes Randy, but lose the mullet!

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