Welcome To Opening Day

Opening day is always a special day

The greatest day of the year is here. Baseball is back, and the Dodgers and Giants cap off a schedule of six games on today's slate:

Here are some opening day facts and figures:

  • Since moving to Los Angeles, the Dodgers are 26-27 on opening day, including 14-11 at home and 12-11 at Dodger Stadium
  • The L.A. Dodgers are 3-6 against the Giants on opening day, including 3-3 at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers won their last opening day matchup, 5-0 in 2008.
  • If you are headed to tonight's game, auto gates will open at Dodger Stadium at 1 p.m., and the stadium will open at 1:30 p.m.
  • Prime Ticket will have a one-hour pregame show beginning at 4 p.m., though the game will be televised on ESPN
  • MLB Network will run a special feature on Fernando Valenzuela at 4:30 p.m., looking back at the impact of Fernandomania and the 1981 season
  • Placido Domingo will sing the national anthem before the game
  • Davis Gaines will perform God Bless America
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