Today I asked Christian (my personal MLB knowledge source) when baseball starts and he said, “It depends . . .” then he proceeded to give me this long-winded, convoluted answer. I told him, “C’mon, it’s Friday. Loosen up. I’m not asking you for your legal opinion here. Take your attorney hat off for just a second and answer my question!”
Then he had me take a look at MLB’s Important Dates link and I saw why he answered me like he did. It really IS complicated!
February 19, 2012 – Pitchers and Catchers report
February 29, 2012 – First exhibition game: Florida State University vs. Philadelphia Phillies, Florida
March 2, 2012 – First Spring Training game: Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics, Phoenix
March 28, 2012 – First Regular Season game: Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics, Tokyo
April 4, 2012 – Opening Night: St. Louis Cardinals at Miami Marlins
April 5, 2012 – Opening Day