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It's kind of fitting that this man's initials are B.S., because that's what he's turned Opening Day into now. To recap: MLB's regular season opened last Wednesday in Japan when the Mariners and A's played the first of two games there. However, ESPN and MLB itself are calling tonight's Cardinals-Marlins game "Opening Night." (Keep in mind, while St. Louis and Florida play a regular-season game this evening, 14 other teams are playing exhibition games today.) Oh, and that Cardinals-Marlins series? For some reason, it's a one-game series. Moving on ... ESPN is also referring to Thursday as "Opening Day." How many games are scheduled for "Opening Day"? Seven. So that means, despite playing regular-season games last week, Wednesday night and Thursday, 13 clubs don't open their 2012 campaign until Friday. You couldn't destroy the specialness of Opening Day any more than Major League Baseball has this season. I've even had people on Twitter tell me they had no idea there was a regular-season game tonight. Truth be told, I had no idea the Cardinals and Marlins were playing only a one-game series until I started writing this and doing some research. While this may not seem like a big deal in the grand scheme of things, it's just another example of baseball's being completely inept at marketing itself and being fan-friendly. Ultimately, it's just sad and depressing. Play ball!