Opening Day for 12 of 29* Major League Baseball franchises comes to a close with a Giants/Dodgers game. One team is the defending World Series Champion; the other fills some seats with gang-bangers. Facts.

Winners-to-date: Yankees, Braves, Reds, Angels and Padres.

Losers-to-date: Tigers, Nationals, Brewers, Royals and Cardinals.


Fernando Valenzuela was a game-changer for the Dodgers, baseball, and Los Angeles [L.A. Times]

The Art of the Repeat [San Francisco Chronicle]

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*Mets not included