If the Daily News sez it is (or could be), it must be (or could be):
While neither has been finalized, the Mets are moving in the direction of making a spring-training appearance in the Dominican Republic as well as opening the MLB season in the Nationals' new stadium with the opening game on Sunday, March 30, in Washington, D.C.
It would mark the second straight year the Mets will have christened the season. They opened 2007 with a Sunday night game in an NLCS rematch at St. Louis. After one game against Washington, the Mets would be expected to return to South Florida for a three-game series against the Marlins, then continue to Atlanta before the home opener against the Phillies.