Quote of the Day
"I'll eat my hat if we have lines for the restrooms after all we've done here."-- Dodgers Senior VP/Planning & Development Janet Marie Smith, on offseason improvements made to Dodger Stadium. (L.A. TIMES, 4/1)
The Dodgers played the season opener against the Giants yesterday before a "capacity crowd of 53,138" at Dodger Stadium that “howled with hope that this new season would live up to the promise" of a league-high $230M payroll and Chavez Ravine's $100M+ remodel, according to Bill Plaschke of the L.A. TIMES. As “christenings go, this one cracked and sprayed like the breaking of a champagne bottle over a ship's hull.” Perhaps “nobody was hollering louder than” Dodgers Chair Mark Walter, who, at the game's end, “nearly jumped into the arms of Tom Lasorda, then raced out of his owner's box to hug several players on the field.” New scoreboards “exploded in color, accompanied by thumping pregame pep-r ...
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