The 2012 Major League Baseball season has officially begun. The Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics met up last night in the first of 4,860 MLB games to be played this season, but they did so.... in the Tokyo Dome, in Japan. Seattle won, 3-1 in eleven innings.
MLB and the players' association are using the Tokyo series to assist rebuilding in Japan after last year's earthquake and tsunami. A group of players and coaches traveled to the disaster zone on Tuesday to conduct a baseball clinic.
The rest of the American MLB teams will start play on April 4th, when the renamed Miami Marlins open their new ballpark against last year's World Champion St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals will then travel to Milwaukee to play the Brewers in their first game -- at Miller Park -- on April 6th.
The baseball season has started. Let the fun begin!
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