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MLB in Tokyo: Will anyone notice?

It's difficult to find the sense in the A's and the Mariners opening in Japan

Originally Published: March 28, 2012
By Tim Keown | ESPN.com

Major League Baseball has just the thing for all you West Coast fans who've been itching to watch some pre-dawn games: A's-Mariners, from Japan, starting Wednesday at 3:10 a.m PT. And, as Bud Selig is fond of saying, this time it counts.

This is how your 2012 big league season begins: In the middle of the night on a Wednesday in March, thousands of miles away, in a game between two bad teams playing in a dome, on fake grass, before a crowd that couldn't care less. It's a far ...

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