On the Radar: Baseball, lottery millionaires, Tea Party rally
C.C. Sabathia is the Opening Day starter for the New York Yankees against the Detroit Tigers today.
March 31st, 2011
06:07 AM ET

On the Radar: Baseball, lottery millionaires, Tea Party rally

Opening Day: The first pitches of the 2011 Major League Baseball season are at 1:05 p.m. ET today as the Washington Nationals host the Atlanta Braves in the National League and the New York Yankees welcome the Detroit Tigers in the American League.

Four other games follow, including the defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants traveling down the West Coast to face the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Check out the predictions of SI.com experts for the season, and see SI.com's predictions right through the 2011 World Series as well as Tom Verducci's video previews of what to expect from each Major League team.

MegaMillions winners: The winner or winners of a $319 million MegaMillions lottery jackpot are expected to be announced during a press conference at 10:30 a.m. today, said New York Lottery spokeswoman Carolyn Hapeman.

They are rumored to be seven IT specialists from New York state's Division of Housing and Community Renewal, said Emanuel Biondi, a public employees federation council leader for the agency.

The drawing was held Friday night. Last-minute ticket sales increased the jackpot from $312 million to $319 million, the New York Lottery said.

If the winners chose the cash option when buying the ticket, they will receive a one-time, lump-sum payment of $202.9 million. That amount reflects all the cash in the Mega Millions pool and is the sixth-largest jackpot in its history, according to Hapeman.

Tea Party rally: The Tea Party Patriots Continuing Revolution Rally is at noon ET today on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The conservative group is pushing federal lawmakers to enact spending cuts.

The rally comes eight days before Congress' most recent temporary spending measure is set to expire. If a new plan isn't approved by April 8, some government services and offices would shut down until a plan is agreed.

Republicans are pushing for about $61 billion in cuts overall, while Democrats say they will accept only a fraction of that.

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  1. Nate

    Politics suck. Go baseball 🙂

    March 31, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Go Cards!!!!!!

      March 31, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. revolution evolution

    Warren. Buffet also said " there is a class war, and the rich are winning."
    Just as Donald Trump in his book says to remember the golden rule "he who has the gold, makes the rules."

    March 31, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Scottish Mama

    I think Warren was telling us something in his way. And to Trump not if the gold isn't bought. Gold is a rock, People are real. We make the rules, when we are not trendy and think we need the crap they are selling.

    March 31, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  4. angela


    March 31, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bob

    Its ok Scottish, I was working, now I have to go, thanks, bye

    March 31, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. ole lady

    Good suggestion scottish mama.

    March 31, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Scottish Mama

    Day #735 of unemployment... Supplies running scarce. All I have to talk about is regurgitated talking points... Ugh getting weak

    March 31, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • The real Scottish Mama

      Done with my charity work (nurses for newborns)and home. Can do this because I am good.

      March 31, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Hurst

    I will never win more than 40 bucks in a lotto. That's just the way it is.

    March 31, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      At least your a winner.

      March 31, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |

    How could millions of Americans be so stupid...... If the repubs shut down the Goverment, they need to be recalled. I'm wondering who really saves money? Okay people in Congress, if you want to save us some money. CUT YOUR PAY FIRST. If you won't cut yours leaves ours alone. If you don't want us to have health care, CUT YOURS TOO.

    March 31, 2011 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      I second that. No more paying off their kids school loans and family members loans.

      April 1, 2011 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  10. jj

    um we tea partiers are here to stay someone has to say enough already get used to it

    March 31, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
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