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Chicago Cubs' Ian Stewart, right, scores past Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg, right, off a single by Marlon Byrd, during the fourth inning of an opening day baseball game, Thursday, April 5, 2012, in Chicago.

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Washington Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa, left, turns the double play forcing out Chicago Cubs' Jeff Baker at second and getting Marlon Byrd out at first during the seventh inning of an opening day baseball game, Thursday, April 5, 2012, in Chicago.

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Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein looks out over the field as he talks to reporters before an opening day baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Thursday, April 5, 2012, in Chicago.

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Washington Nationals' Ian Desmond, left, returns safely to second after Chicago Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney was unable to field a pick off attempt throw from pitcher Ryan Dempster during the third inning of an opening day baseball game, Thursday, April 5, 2012, in Chicago.

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An unidentified teammate reaches behind Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg and grabs his ears as they celebrate after their 2-1 win in an opening day baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, April 5, 2012, in Chicago.

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Chicago Cubs' Alfonso Soriano, right, is caught stealing third as Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman applies the tag from the throw of catcher Wilson Ramos in the fourth inning of an opening day baseball game, Thursday, April 5, 2012, in Chicago.

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Amanda Tomasello and her daughter Jackie, 4, of Bartlett predict a good Cubs season.

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Washington Nationals' Danny Espinosa (8) greets pinch runner Brett Carroll, after Carroll scored on a hit by Ian Desmond, during the ninth inning of an opening day baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, April 5, 2012, in Chicago. The Nationals won 2-1.

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Ken Lecomte of Mt. Prospect heads into Wrigley Field .

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Ward TannHauser, known as "Ivy Man", of Crystal Lake appears at Wrigley Field on Thursday.

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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg, right, celebrates with coaches after their 2-1 win in an opening day baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, April 5, 2012, in Chicago.

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Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein talks to reporters before an opening day baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Thursday, April 5, 2012, in Chicago.

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Actor Bill Murray waves to the crowd before throwing out a ceremonial first pitch before a opening day baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Washington Nationals Thursday, April 5, 2012, in Chicago. The Nationals won 2-1.

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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Ryan Dempster waves to the crowd as he leaves the game and walks towards a hooded Matt Garza in the dugout, during the eighth inning of an opening day baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Thursday, April 5, 2012, in Chicago. The Nationals won 2-1.

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Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos, left, tags out Chicago Cubs' Joe Mather, during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, April 5, 2012, in Chicago.

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Chicago Cubs closing pitcher Carlos Marmol delivers.

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Actor Bill Murray throws out a ceremonial first pitch before an opening day baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Washington Nationals Thursday, April 5, 2012, in Chicago. The Nationals won 2-1.

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Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein looks skyward during batting practice before an opening day baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Thursday, April 5, 2012, in Chicago.

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Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum, left, talks with starting pitcher Ryan Dempster before an opening day baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Thursday, April 5, 2012, in Chicago.

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Chicago Cubs center fielder Marlon Byrd stretches before an opening day baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Thursday, April 5, 2012, in Chicago.

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Jerry Pritikin of Morton Grove "The Bleacher Preacher" appears outside Wrigley Field before the home opener against Washington.

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Washington Nationals center fielder Roger Bernadina (2) runs in front of left fielder Mark DeRosa, and catches a fly ball from Chicago Cubs' Geovany Soto, during the seventh inning of an opening day baseball game, Thursday, April 5, 2012, in Chicago.

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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Ryan Dempster delivers during the second inning of an opening day baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Thursday, April 5, 2012, in Chicago.

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Fans were in front Wrigley Field early for opening day.

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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg delivers during the second inning of an opening day baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, April 5, 2012, in Chicago.

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Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Kerry Wood wipes his forehead.

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Actor Bill Murray slides into home after rounding the bases before throwing out a ceremonial first pitch before a opening day baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Washington Nationals Thursday, April 5, 2012, in Chicago. The Nationals won 2-1.

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Baseball fans react after a foul ball hit by Chicago Cubs' Ian Stewart, off a pitch from Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg, lands in a full beverage cup during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, April 5, 2012, in Chicago.

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Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson looks out over Wrigley Field before an opening day baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, April 5, 2012, in Chicago.

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Actor Bill Murray throws a Cubs cap to fans during the seventh-innning stretch.

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Actor Bill Murray rounds the bases before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before a opening day baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Washington Nationals Thursday, April 5, 2012, in Chicago. The Nationals won 2-1.

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Images of opening day at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Starting pitcher Ryan Dempster and the Cubs faced off against phenom Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals. The Nats won 2-1.
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