The best hitter in baseball will be at a corner infield position today when the Yankees celebrate a home opener in The Bronx.

How they do will depend heavily on how the man who used to wear that crown performs.

Usually, all it takes to get the tri-state area baseball fans stoked is the first game of the year at Yankee Stadium that often feels like a holiday.

Today, we get an extra shot with another olive when Albert Pujols pours his powerful body into an Angels road uniform to face the Yankees in the first of three games between teams expected to make it to the postseason.