As of now, it’s looking good for the Nats and Braves to get their opening day game in. (Knock on wood.) The tarp is off the field and, at the moment, there’s no rain. It’s cold and gray, not exactly a Chamber of Commerce day, but my hunch is we’ll have baseball. And we have it, these will be the participants.

Nationals

1. Ian Desmond, SS

2. Jayson Werth, RF

3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

4. Adam LaRoche, 1B

5. Michael Morse, LF

6. Rick Ankiel, CF

7. Danny Espinosa, 2B

8. Ivan Rodriguez, C

9. Livan Hernandez, SP

Braves

1. Martin Prado, LF

2. Nate McLouth, CF

3. Chipper Jones, 3B

4. Brian McCann, C

5. Dan Uggla, 2B

6. Jason Heyward, RF

7. Alex Gonzalez, SS

8. Freddie Freeman, 1B

9. Derek Lowe, SP