“We’re underway.”

The A’s are going to have a tough chore ahead of them this afternoon, if first appearances are any indication. The roof reportedly is closed up in Safeco Field, but the lights haven’t taken great effect yet. The result is a dark, shady appearance.

Just what they need facing Seattle gunslinger Felix Hernandez. King Felix lost 20 pounds in teh offseason and look great. He’s pumping in fastballs at 97 and just dropped a nasty hook on Shannon Stewart.

Dan Haren, in his first Opening Day start for the A’s, had better be sharp. Runs are at a premium.