Yoenis Cespedes helps A’s to Japan triumph over Mariners

We survived Tebowmania and Linsanity, now it’s time to help think of a catchy phrase that will captivate the sports world that follows every at-bat of the (presumably) young Cuban sensation of the Oakland A’s.

Yoenis Cespedes hit his first career big league home run off a hanging breaking ball, and Bartolo Colon threw 8 strong innings to earn a 4-1 over the Seattle Mariners in the Tokyo Dome.

These two AL West teams split the Tokyo series and now will return home to American soil to play their remaining 160 games. Josh Reddick homered immediately after Cespedes, and Justin Smoak accounted for the lone Mariners run with a bomb of his own.

The good news is that now we can all settle in, because the next games played that count will be the real deal variety of openers and we’ll have a lot to focus on in just a short while.