No Dodger was seriously injured while playing in the World Baseball Classic. Freddie Freeman says his hamstring is okay, even when pushing it by running and cutting. That’s a relief.
In light of this season’s rules changes, here’s a primer from the likes of Bryan Cranston (Walter White to you), Joey Votto and Sebastian Maniscalco.
The Dodgers are 13-9 in Cactus League play with only a few games left. They open the season a week from tonight in Dodger Stadium against the Diamondbacks.
Opening Day guide from MLB.
That discusses (briefly) each upcoming game tomorrow. About the Dodgers – Diamondbacks it says
Tonight’s game against the Angels proves that not all games will take only a couple of hours…
I have watched more gratifying games.
In about four hours I’ll be settling into my seat at the Blaisdell Center Concert Hall to see Bonnie Raitt play for a couple of hours. That should be fun.
Love that woman. Have fun, it should be amazing.
Anyone else approve of the new Gameday? Larger and more easily read, that’s for sure.
No, it’s harder to navigate.
Anybody with a T-Mobile cell plan can now sign up for the full season of MLBTV free of charge. You must sign up by April 4th.
Our colleague scooplew writes to say
He doesn’t say where he and Sandy are going. Pity.
I heard the same from him when I asked about the storms that have hit the Monterey Bay area. Their house is fairly high above the Carmel River, so they avoided the worst.
Hey, WBBsAs, the Commish agrees with you:
That’s from an NYT article about Joe Kelly’s interview of Manfred for Kelly’s new book “A Damn Near Perfect Game.”
If only he were trustworthy…
Nice outing by Kersh.
For anyone who hasn’t been paying attention, tonight’s game is free of charge on MLBTV.
Kershaw on the Dodgers’ Opening Day starter:
In Gonsolin’s absence Pepiot gets the fifth spot in the rotation. Between Grove and Pepiot,
Cord-cutters take note: MLB is streaming games for free from tomorrow through Monday.
So pleased Outman is in!
He’s not Out, Man!
At Jon’s new(ish) site he’s hosting a public roundtable with Mike Petriello and Eric Stephen. Topic: how far will the Dodgers go this season?
This was pretty good.
Urias named opening day starter. He deserves it.
May to start game 2.
Kersh for game 3.
Thor in game 4.
Pepiot or Grove in game 5.
Five different Opening Day starters in the last five years:
2019 * Hyun-jin Ryu W 12 –5 Arizona Diamondbacks Dodger Stadium 
2020 † Dustin May ND (W) 8 –1 San Francisco Giants Dodger Stadium 
2021 * Clayton Kershaw (9) L 5 –8 Colorado Rockies Coors Field 
2022 * Walker Buehler W 5 –3 Colorado Rockies Coors Field 
2023 Julio Urías Arizona Diamondbacks Dodger Stadium
I’ll be pleased when we see no more of the outfielder whom Gnatfans called “Grave Duggar.”
Consider yourself fortunate if you don’t know. By the time you read this, he’ll likely be DFA.