For at least one night, the M's looked like a juggernaut. Despite a sprained ankle, slimmed-down Felix Hernandez pitched like a mature, efficient ace, needing only 97 pitches to cover 8 innings; Ken Griffey Jr. picked up where he left off (at least at the plate) with a home run (against a lefty!); and the absence of Ichiro wasn't too harshly felt, as the M's won 6-1.
Sure, they were playing a light-hitting Twins team (which was missing AL batting champ Joe Mauer), and also managed to score 6 of their 8 base runners, an unsustainable ratio. And sure, Griffey looked glorious in slow-motion until you realized it wasn't slow motion. But the team is still undefeated, and suffice it to say, if speedster Franklin Gutierrez can continue to crank out a home run a game, Jack Z. will have scored an All-Star center fielder on the cheap.
Finally, as my friend Scott pointed out, is there a worse place for opening day than the the Metrodome (or Tropicana Field)? I suppose it beats being snowed out, but, man, indoor baseball is depressing.