Dodgers Win Opener – Josh Rawitch
Just before today’s game started, U2′s "Beautiful Day" was playing on the loudspeakers at Holman Stadium and it was a sign of things to come. The weather was perfect, the Dodgers won 3-2 and everyone left the ballpark in good spirits today.
Brad Penny pitched two innings and got the win. Nomar Garciaparra made a pair of nice plays at first base and Matt Kemp had an incredible throw from right field to gun down the tying run at home plate (Sandy Alomar Jr. blocked the plate nicely to keep the runner from touching home).
In other news, the Dodgers announced today that we’ll be bringing a few guest analysts to KFWB during Spring Training. Jerry Reuss, Steve Yeager and Tom Goodwin will all be on the air at various times, as will A Martinez and a pair of Dodger "farmhands," Brian Petrotta and Russ Langer. With Charley Steiner going to the WBC, we have a chance to try some new things with the broadcast, including bringing out two members of the 1981 World Championship team. As you’ll see, we’re going to be doing a lot of things this year to commemorate the 25th anniversary of that title.
Tomorrow’s game will be aired on dodgers.com and then the weekend will have games live on KFWB so be sure to tune in and list.