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The 2018 season is shaping up to be one of the best ever

OAKLAND, CA - MARCH 29: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels is congratulated by Mike Trout #27 after the second inning of their game against the Oakland Athletics, in which Ohtani got his first Major League hit, on Opening Day at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on March 29, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Welcome to In Short Order, a weekly look at all the baseball that I like and can't stop obsessing over. We'll mostly live at the edges of the game; at the intersection of the weird, the fun and the esoteric. Oh yeah, and hair.
So far, the 2018 season has already exceeded even our most optimistic predictions from the offseason. If it keeps up like this, the year is going to be one of the most memorable ever.
Let's break it down:

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