My countdown calendar tracks how many days til the regular season begins and we are at less than 30!
The regular season kicks off in Japan with the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners. Sure, there will be a host of Spring Training and exhibition games played after their battle and before the April 4th U.S. Opening Day, but the games still count. So mark your calendars for March 28th, make reservations at your favorite sushi place, order a Kirin and watch some baseball. Ichiro in his home country taking on Manny, Yoenis and the A’s. It’s going to be fun! Ippon!
As a side note, please be careful when referring to these games. You don’t want to pull an ESPN Jeremy Lin or a Ben and Jerry’s. Fortune cookie say, “Caution.”