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Newsday's 2018 baseball preview

With the excitement that arrives this time every year, the start of baseball season always is a tribute to the power of springtime and anticipation. This year, especially in New York, it also is a tribute to power itself. The Yankees’ pairing of the reigning AL and NL home run champions has been the talk of the town all winter. The chatter is hotter than ever now, on Opening Day.

The sight of Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton in pinstripes is the launching point for Newsday’s annual baseball preview. What follows will look from various angles at the Bronx Bombers' revival, under a new manager whose brief time as a Yankees player is best known for a home run.

We go just as deep into the new era at Citi Field, where the Mets are going all-in on pitching under the direction of a new manager who is a mound guru.

There's a 50th anniversary feature on the legacy of baseball’s landmark 1968 season, the Year of the Pitcher. Herewith, too, is our 10th annual seminar called Baseball 101, a study of the sport through 101 pertinent examples.