While most of us were sleeping the past couple of nights at 3 a.m., Major League Baseball opened its 2012 season on the other side of the world. Since Wednesday, two regular season games have been played in the Tokyo Series in Japan. In the season opener, the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 3 -1, and early this morning, The A's beat the Mariners 4 -1.

So where do we go from here? That's the confusing part. While the regular season has now officially opened, exhibition baseball will continue through next week (why not just continue with regular season games? I dunno).

Then, Wednesday, April 4th, it's opening night in the USA for the 2012 MLB regular season with the Miami Marlins hosting the St. Louis Cardinals at 6:05 p.m.Opening Day is  Thursday, April 5, when most (not all) teams will play their first regular season game. The Mets have their home opener on April 5th as they host the Atlanta Braves at 1:10 p.m. The Yankees open up their season on the road the next day, as they take on the Rays at Tampa Bay on Friday, April 6th at 3:10 p.m.

As a baseball fan, I'm glad that the "boys of summer" are back in action, I just wish they all started on the same day, like days gone by. Play ball!