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Starting Nine: Welcome to Tampa Bay

Many things are happening -- on Cut4, in baseball and out there in the rest of the world. Here are nine you need to know about today:

1. Long live the king
Felix Hernandez earned his 100th career victory Monday at Minute Maid Park as homers from Kyle Seager, Jesus Montero and Kendrys Morales helped boost Seattle to a 7-1 win over the Astros.

2. Fashion [home] plates
Barry Zito, Brandon Phillips and other Major Leagers posed for a feature in the April issue of GQ. Baseball jackets? In. Cleats and stirrups? Maybe not so much.

3. Darrelle Revis arrives in Florida
The brand-new Buccaneer tossed the first pitch at the Trop on Monday night -- the sports equivalent of bringing over a Jello mold to welcome your new neighbors. And just in case you're starting to believe that every athlete can throw like a pro, here's a counterpoint: Shane Larkin.

4. Looks like a rainout at Michigan State
After days of heavy precipitation in East Lansing, McLane Baseball Stadium has been completely flooded. Good thing the team's away this week, or else they'd have to alter the catcher's mask to include a snorkel.

5. Something's brewing
Beating the Padres 7-1 on Monday marked the eight consecutive wins for the Brewers -- and this three-run homer from Yuni Betancourt certainly didn't hurt.

6. Vin Scully circa 1776
We imagined what it might sound like if the beloved Dodgers announcer called Washington crossing the Delaware.

7. Father of the year
This Orioles fan shielded his daughter from an oncoming Matt Wieters foul on Monday night. What a relief.

8. It's easy being green
In honor of Earth Day, we take a look at the MLB stadiums with the most interesting vegetation (and yes, Citi Field's Home Run Apple counts).

9. It's science!
President Obama hosted the third annual White House Science Fair on Monday, inviting more than 100 students to show off their latest projects. If you'd like to see the Commander in Chief operate a pedal-powered water filtration system, well, here's your chance.

-- Cut4 staff