oakland athletics

Opening Day of Baseball at the Lyons House
Monday night marked the return of Major League Baseball for another year.
At my house we refer to it as "New Year's Day" and celebrate almost as fervently as we do on December 31st of each year.
This year was no different.
Happy New Year!
In the wee hours of Wednesday morning (3:00 A.M. for those of us in Yakima) the National Pastime will get underway halfway around the world when the first pitch of the 2012 Major League Baseball season is tossed out...  in Japan!