Japan baseball opens to relief and cheer

Players of the Rakuten Golden Eagles, a Japanese professional team based in Sendai, northeastern Japan, observe a moment of silence for victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami before their baseball game against the Lotte Marines in Chiba, near Tokyo, on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. The 2011 pro baseball regular season kicked off on Tuesday in Japan. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

Players of the Rakuten Golden Eagles, a Japanese professional team based in Sendai, northeastern Japan, observe a moment of silence for victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami before their baseball game against the Lotte Marines in Chiba, near Tokyo, on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. The 2011 pro baseball regular season kicked off on Tuesday in Japan. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

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