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Joba Chamberlain

Bring the heat: Major League Baseball off to chilly start

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona was making a cup of tea in the clubhouse this weekend when he spilled hot water on his hand.

Painful, but at least he was finally warm.

"I'm on blood thinners to boot, so I'm always cold anyway," Francona said before their game against the Chicago White Sox was rained out Sunday. "I use every layer I have and I still get cold."

It was a brutal first week to play baseball in many locales. It was a franchise record-low 34 degrees for Cleveland's home opener last week. They then played through snow showers Friday and 32-degree conditions Saturday in Chicago.

But that was a degree warmer than it was in...

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