By Chris Rongey-

I’ll spare you my opening-day gush of excitement.

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You know I’m thrilled. I know you’re thrilled. We’re together on this. It’s time for baseball.

So, what to expect in 2013?

Well, since I’ve been hosting White Sox coverage on the flagship starting in 2006, I think we have been able to look realistically at most of the seasons going in with a large degree of uncertainty.

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With the exception of 2006 and 2011 (both of those clubs inspired a wealth of preseason optimism), I believe most fans haven’t really known what to expect from their beloved South Siders on a yearly basis.

This year isn’t an outlier.

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