The Dugout Spring Training is upon us, and Opening Day is tomorrow. Anticipation is high across the league, as ANYONE realistically has a shot to win in both the MLB and the NPBL. Local writers are anxious to hear about your team. So please take some time to answer some questions about your team, and the league itself. If you remember last year, The Orioles once again won the World Series. Giving them an unprecedented 3 Championships. The defending champion New York Yankees were beaten in the Wild Card round as Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw had quite possibly his worst game of the season. Both Kansas City and Detroit were subsequently brushed aside by our AL Juggernauts (Houston and Baltimore) to force what should have been an epic ALCS. Unfortunately, there was no suspense as Baltimore crushed Houston. In the National League, The Pirates would get a walk-off win over the Diamondbacks in the Wild Card round and would shock the world by beating the heavily favored Brewers. The Phillies were no match for the Giants which set up an improbably Giants vs Pirates NLCS. The Pirates would continue their magical season and capture their first NL Pennant since 1979. They nearly pulled an upset of epic proportions in the World Series. Down 3 games to zero, they would fight back and force a dramatic Game 7. Unfortunately it was not to be as the Orioles would pull this one out and hoist the trophy for the 3rd time in 4 years. In the Nippon Professional Baseball Leauge, The Orix Buffaloes (Baltimore Far East) ran away with the Pacific League. In the Central Leauge, it took 163 games for the Yokohoma Bay Stars to squeak out a win over the Chuinichi Dragons. The NPBL Cup was no contest. Injuries and a far better Buffaloes team made the Championship and easy one as Orix captured their first NPBL Cup. And now... On to the questions: 1. Tell us a little about what changes happened in the offseason for your team? Who is gone and who are some of the new guys? 2. How do you think these changes should affect you this year? 3. With new playoff teams making it every year, who do you feel will be a surprise team in your league and make a playoff appearance who did not make it in 2022? 4. Predict the finish for the teams in your division? 5. How competitive do you think your division is? 6. Best Hitter and Pitcher in the division? 7. What do you feel is the toughest and easiest division in the league? 8. Pick your World Series (or NPBL Cup) Winner and tell me why they will win?