Since only 12 teams opened the MLB season yesterday, it feels like the "real" Opening Day today with the other 18, including the Cubs and White Sox, beginning their 2011 campaigns this afternoon and evening; ESPN notes the occasion with its second straight day of telecasts. The Bulls and Blackhawks also have key late-season regular season contests tonight.â†µâ†µ
1:20 p.m., WGN: MLB, Cubs vs. Pirates at Wrigley Field.â†µâ†µ
2 p.m., CSN Chicago: MLB, White Sox at Indians.â†µâ†µ
6 p.m., CSN Chicago: NHL, Blackhawks at Blue Jackets. You'd think this might be a breather for the Hawks, but somehow, those haven't been working out very well this year.â†µâ†µ
6:30 p.m., CSN Chicago Plus (check local channel lineup): NBA, Bulls at Pistons.â†µâ†µ
7 p.m., ESPN: NBA, Celtics at Hawks. The Bulls lead the Celtics by two games in the Eastern Conference.â†µâ†µ
7:30 p.m., Comcast 100: AHL, Wolves at Stars. The Wolves are also in a tight battle for a playoff spot.â†µâ†µ
9:30 p.m., ESPN: NBA, Lakers at Jazz.