Always wanted to post a season thread and last year I did pretty good in MLB when I bet so I figure I'd start it up.
First play of the 2012-13 year.....
SEA - 2 Units (-140)
Seems like an obvious pick to play the favorite when there is only 1 game but I think SEA is in a good spot here. SEA is 3-0 the last 3 opening day games and OAK is 0-3. The last 2 years they have started the season off against each other with King Felix pitching both games and dominating both of them. Felix is making his 4th straight opening day start while McCarthy is making his first. I expect the veteran to win the pitching match up and also look for him to last longer than McCarthy.
Hernandez has lasted 8+ innings in 2 of those 3 opening day games so that shows that SEA is afraid to let him go the distance even with it being an opening day game. Also, those 2 opening day games these teams played against each other were both in OAK and I expect this crowd to be a heavenly SEA favored crowd with Ichiro being on there side. Only thing I am worried about is a low scoring 2-1 or 2-0 win by OAK but I think McCarthy will get jumped on early being his first opening day start.
Good luck everyone!