Thursday, January 9, 2014

Busy Dodgers to open the 2014 season... twice

The beginning of the 2014 season just got a little more interesting for the Dodgers.

We already know that they will open the season on March 22 and 23 against the Diamondbacks in Sydney, Australia in the "Stay Out of My Pool!" two-game series.  Although if you want to be technical about it, both games are actually March 22 in the Eastern time zone, as the first game is at 4:00 AM and the second at 10:00 PM.  Just in case you weren't confused enough already.

Then came word today that ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball season will kick off March 30 with the Dodgers visiting the San Diego Padres.  Most other teams will open up the next day, and the Dodgers and Padres will resume their three-game set on Tuesday.

The announcement seemed a little strange, as making the Dodgers play three games before 27 other teams have even played one might not be the fairest thing I've ever heard.  But then again, it's a compliment to the Dodgers that ESPN tabbed them to "open" the season (at least with many more eyes than the Australia games) on Sunday night.  So it's cool.

Another cool thing is that we should be able get watch Clayton Kershaw get two starts in as many games.  Can't beat those odds.

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