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Good morning, folks...

The Rangers fell to the Cubs yesterday by a score of 12-4.

Levi Weaver has his game story from the loss.

Evan Grant has five observations from yesterday’s loss, as well as a game story that talks about the bad pitching from yesterday.

Jeff Wilson has his Rangers Reaction from the loss, as well as his game story.

Chris Woodward made a controversial decision in sitting Shin-Soo Choo on Opening Day. Kevin Sherrington says he is quite different from his predecessor.

Elvis Andrus used “Baby Shark” as his walkup music, and then went 3 for 4 with a homer, so get used to “Baby Shark.” Gerry Fraley thinks Elvis could be back to hitting with power this year.

Mac Engel says that Opening Day shows the Texas Rangers are the new Chicago Cubs, the team that is the laughingstock of baseball, though if that were the case they’d seemingly be the new Mac Engel.

Yu Darvish feels like he “grew up in Texas.”

Kyle Bird claimed the final spot on the Rangers’ Opening Day roster when it was set yesterday morning. Connor Sadzeck was designated for assignment.

Saad Yousuf highlights Kyle Dowdy’s major league debut yesterday.

The final Opening Day game at Globe Life Park was bittersweet for many longtime fans. The lines, meanwhile, to get into the park just made fans bitter.

The Rangers website has notes on Shin-Soo Choo, Hunter Pence, Connor Sadzeck, Adrian Sampson, and Elvis Andrus.