Ichiro, Ackley star in 2012 season opener
March, 28, 2012
By Eric Karabell | ESPN.com
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.