Halladay Scorches in Opening Day Debut

The $60 million man leads the Phils to an 11-1 win over the Nationals. Plus: Steve Wynn promises a classy joint, the Main Line may determine who controls the U.S. House, and more of what Philly is chattering about this morning

The First Opening Day Win Since 2005. The new third baseman hit a grand slam, Ryan Howard hit a two-run homer, and Philadelphia’s hope level just shot through the roof. [Daily News]

Of Course It’ll Be Classy — It’ll Have My Name All Over It. Casino mogul Steve Wynn brought plans — three weeks early! — for his proposed rescue of the foundering Foxwoods project to City Hall yesterday for a “cordial and respectful” meeting with the mayor. Next step: Schmooze the restless natives. Will it be a Wynn win? [Inquirer]

The Big Thing Sestak’s Pigheadedness May Cost the Dems. In their quest to regain the House, Republican strategists are setting their sights on two vacant Pennsylvania seats. You can hardly blame John Murtha — he left his the honorable way. Then there’s Joe Sestak … [AP]

Striking Health Workers Turn Up the Heat on Temple. The union representing 1,500 nurses and other health workers at Temple University Hospital plan to hold a noon rally today to put pressure on hospital administrators to return to the bargaining table. The strike began on March 31st. [Business Journal]

The Animals Get Jittery When There Are Hunters About. The SyFy network’s Ghost Hunters crew will be shooting at the Philadelphia Zoo overnight tomorrow and Thursday to “investigate” staff claims of flickering lights and human apparitions. Oddly for a place where 23 primates died in a 1995 fire, no animal spirits are thought to be haunting the grounds. [Dan Gross]