We stayed late up to watch the pageantry of the Major League Baseball season beginning in Australia. We saw the Dodgers win both games of the Opening Series at the Sydney Cricket Ground over the D-backs last weekend and then lose one to the Padres on Opening Night on Sunday at Petco Park in San Diego to open things up for 2014 stateside.

But today is a different story. Today is Opening Day throughout America, and that tells us, finally and officially, the three words we've been waiting to hear since Red Sox closer Koji Uehara struck out Cardinals infielder Matt Carpenter to win the 2013 World Series on Oct. 30:

"Baseball is back."

No. 10: 42 (2013)

(Legendary Pictures)

No. 9: Eight Men Out (1988)

(Orion Pictures Corporation)

No. 8: A League of Their Own (1992)

(Parkway Productions)

No. 7: The Sandlot (1993)

(Island World)

No. 6: The Bad News Bears (1976)

(Paramount Pictures)

No. 5: The Natural (1984)

(Tristar Pictures)

No. 4: Moneyball (2011)

(Columbia Pictures)

No. 3: Field of Dreams (1989)

(Universal Pictures)

No. 2: Major League (1989)

(Paramount Pictures)

No. 1: Bull Durham (1988)

(Orion Pictures)