Play ball! Astros home opener today

Image from the Astros 2010 Opening Day game on Monday. (Photo: ABC13)

April 8, 2011 2:44:50 PM PDT
It's the day baseball fans have been waiting for. The Astros home opener is at Minute Maid Park today. As the Astros face the Marlins at 6:05pm CT, fans can look forward to seeing a couple new things at the 'Juice Box.' There's a new video scoreboard in right field, which has been named 'El Grande.'

When the game becomes too hard to watch, fans can turn to their smart phones or iPads. That's because Minute Maid now offers free Wi-Fi.

Also this weekend, fans can take part in FanFest. Here are all the Fanfest details.

And if you shoot photos or videos of Astros fans and Opening Day, you can upload them at or email them to