The boys of summer finally took to the diamond last night to officially open the 2012 season of Major League Baseball. The St.Louis Cardinals and the Miami Marlins got things started last night in the Marlins new ballpark. The Cardinals won 4-1.

There's a whole slate of games scheduled today. The Texas Rangers by the way don't open their season until Friday afternoon when they host the Chicago White Sox.

Now if you can't make it to the Ballpark in Arlington, check out the Texas Tech Red Raiders as they open a 3 game series against the 25th ranked Texas Longhorns beginning tonight at Dan Law Field and Rip Griffin Park.

First pitch will be at 6:30pm tonight, 6:37pm Friday and 2pm on Saturday.

If you're any kind of baseball fan, what better way to start the season with a little lesson about the game from the legendary comedy team of Abbott and Costello.