i am in the same boat and trying to figure out what is most fair. if i start the season on the 25th, then teams with red sox and a's players get 2 extra games, which is a big advantage. if i start the league on the 30th, then the first week is 'fair', but the red sox and a's players will be playing 2 fewer games over the subsequent 24 weeks of the season.
i'm at a loss as to what is the right way to handle this in a h2h, points league. i don't want to give a big advantage to any team in the first week. and then again, i don't want to put an owner who happens to have sox or a's on his team at a slight disadvantage the rest of the season.