• Anonymous

    And a happy Thursday to you where ever you might be.

  • Anonymous

    Old Friend Brad Penny has gone on the DL in Japan after one week. Old Friend Brian Falkenborg has saved 3 of the first 4 wins for defending champion Softbank.

  • Anonymous

    San Diego hourly forecast today — 62 degrees and clear all afternoon!  Perfect weather for a Dodger win!  Of course, any weather is perfect for a win.

    • Anonymous

       Gee I got so excited I talked myself into a 12:30 start time.

      • KT

        about the time I left for the stadium so my daughter and I could get autographs

  • http://www.facebook.com/Vashkan Anthony Forkush

    Thanks, Jon. A 4:00PM start also mean great difficulty for all hitters today. Look for a season low in runs this year in the west. 

    • Anonymous

      The whole season is going to be low in runs because of a 4 PM start today?

  • Anonymous

    Dana Eveland DFAed. 

  • Anonymous

    Happy New Year!

  • Marcelo .

    Im 40, and I am as excited over Dodger opening day as I was back when I was 12 years old.  Gotta love Baseball…

    • Anonymous

      I’m 60 and I’m excited but not as much as when I was 12 but when I was 12 we had Koufax, Drysdale, WIlls, Tommy Davis and were coming off a WS sweep of the Yankees. Little did I know the ’62 playoff with the Giants was coming right up. 

  • Anonymous

    My allergies!
    Still those are beautiful photos :)

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Looking forward to watching this afternoon on the big screen and Saturday night live from the ballpark. Here’s to hoping Capuano pitching in Petco is a good combination.

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    Clayton Kershaw’s first 2012 pitch will be 92-mph fastball over right side of the plate (his view), high in the zone.
    http://sbn.to/HkvlD8

    • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

      Dammit, now the Padres will be stealing signs via blog!

    • Anonymous

      Just for something different (opposite!!) low and left 93mph Ball. If I get it wrong, I’ll just say it’s hard for me to see the pitch all the way here in Australia!
      Hello everyone to another exciting season, win, lose or draw

  • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

    All the pictures above of field grass just reminded me of the expression “the grass is always greener,” which is the attitude a lot of sports fans I know have about their team.  Well, this Dodger team as it stands may not be perfect, but there’s a lot to cheer for and look forward to. Let’s play ball!

  • Anonymous

    Does any one know of a way i can watch dodger games on the computer for free? I live in Indiana and it is hard to watch dodger games. Any thing would be helpful if I can watch the game for free

    • Anonymous

      For about $110 for the season you can watch all the games.  I don’t know of any way to watch them for free but I would sure like that.

    • Anonymous

      MLB.TV is great but costs the $110 and you can see all Dodger games except when they play in your home sports network market (or what is considered your local market team)

  • Anonymous

    From ESPN LA
    LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers open the season on the road in San Diego, but the team is inviting its fans to watch Thursday’s game for free at Dodger Stadium.

    In a rare move, the team is throwing open the gates to the stadium for viewing of the game in San Diego. Parking is free, while concessions will cost $4 or less and merchandise is being discounted by 15 percent. Former Dodger great Ron Cey will sign autographs.

  • Anonymous

    You are branching out a bit Jon! That is a nice “photo essay”
    Also, what underdog said about greener grass

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    Four games this morning:

     

    Boston 0, Detroit 0 – sixth inning

    Atlanta 0, New York 0 – sixth inning

    Philadelphia 0, Pittsburgh 0 – sixth inning

    Washington 0, Chicago 0 – second inning

    The collective MLB ERA, including last night’s Cardinals-Marlins game, is 0.96.

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    A run!

  • Anonymous

    And another run!

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    It’s a full-fledged trickle!

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    Latest MLB 2012 season update: 65 innings pitched, 7 runs scored (0.97 ERA), 0 HR allowed.

    • Anonymous

      Lower the mound!

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    Right now: five games, five 1-0 scores. 

  • Anonymous

    Opening Day of 1968 had 10 games and 61 total runs. 

    On Opening Day of 1930, the Phillies, who would finish the season with a TEAM ERA of 6.71, won 1-0.

  • Anonymous

    And Jack Hannahan hits a home run in North America. Everyone breathes a sigh of relief.

    Hannahan’s urine is Fed-exed immediately to a lab.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_53Y6B3KAAVOECSA5E666M4CVLE MRF

    Mets-Braves is a final.  1-0

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    Verlander shuts out Boston on two hits for eight innings, Valverde blows lead in ninth. 

  • Anonymous

    Still no home runs hit in the National League. I’m guessing that the Marlins-Reds game is the most likely candidate for one. 

    A home run in the Dodgers-Padres game would be more of a surprise going by San Diego’s weather, ballpark size, and the start time of the game.

    • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

      Yeah all that, plus the teams playing and the pitchers pitching, and a score higher than around 2-1 will be a surprise.  So naturally the final will be 8-6.

  • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

    Meanwhile, the Isotopes pitching will probably be bad this year, but I bet they mash, score a lot of runs. Here’s their opening day lineup:
    Albuquerque Isotopes ‏ @AbqTopes: Opening Day lineup: Angle-8, Castellanos-4, Sands-7, Baisley-3, Van Slyke-9, Oeltjen-DH, Fields-5, Federowicz-2, Cruz-6, Parisi-1#gotopes

  • Anonymous

    Patiently waiting for the opening day lineup to be posted…

    Thanks Jon!

    • Marcelo .

      Dodgers
      D. Gordon, SS
      M. Ellis, 2B
      M. Kemp, CF
      A. Ethier, RF
      J. Rivera, LF
      J. Loney, 1B
      J. Uribe, 3B
      A. Ellis, C
      C. Kershaw, P

      Padres
      C. Maybin CF
      C. Denorfia RF
      C. Headley 3B
      J. Guzman LF
      N. Hundley C
      Y. Alonso 1B
      O. Hudson 2B
      J. Bartlett SS
      E. Volquez P

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_53Y6B3KAAVOECSA5E666M4CVLE MRF

    I really hope this Miami Marlins music gets played after a Marlin hits a home run: 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0H9VthNLh8

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    NPUT