Ichiro, Ackley star in 2012 season opener 

March, 28, 2012
3/28/12
11:06
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Ah, baseball is back, officially.

While many in the United States were sleeping Wednesday morning, the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners got the 2012 season started in Japan. The Mariners prevailed 3-1 in 11 innings. As I posted on Twitter, stealing similar words from Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Hunter Pence after his second game with the team last year: "Great game. Let's go eat." For me, it just happened to be breakfast.