The regular season began today, with Seattle "visiting" Oakland in Japan. Ichiro went 4 for 5, as the Mariners won in 11 innings. The game started at 2am Pacific time, which was a tad inconvenient for the left coast fan base of those teams. There is another game tomorrow morning, with Jason Vargas facing our old friend Bartolo Colon It's a stupid gimmick game and they should stop doing it. Now back to your regularly scheduled wait for next Friday.