I can’t even begin to put into words how much brighter it is here than in the past. I’m not sure I like it yet. It just doesn’t look like Dodger Stadium. It has this weird, green flourescent sort of feel to it. But I’m sure the 83 games I’m going to see here over the next six months will be enough for me to get used to it. It’s just that it sort of overwhelms the senses the first time you see it. … Doesn’t look like the Christmas tree sales down in the bullpens are especially brisk. Guess they’ll pick up around the Holidays. … Jeff Kent is in the lineup, batting fourth. He ran before the game. Guess he must have felt OK. He does need at-bats in advance of Monday’s opener.