There are three types of Dodger fans: Those who go to some of the games and watch other games on TV; those who go to most of the games and gave up on watching games on TV long ago; and those who are willing to sit in Dodger Stadium while surrounded by rain, occasional flashes of lightning, and only a big tarp on the field.
If you belong to the third group of fans, take a bow.
Then get under a roof because … for goodness sakes, lightning!
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Jimmy Rollins‘ three-run home run made him the biggest man in the clubhouse after the Dodgers’ 6-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Opening Day. Colleague Vincent Bonsignore caught up with Matt Kemp before and after his first game as a visiting player at Dodger Stadium. Chris Hatcher got the save, and saved the game ball. Clayton Kershaw successfully lobbied for A.J. Ellis to catch for him — this time.
The box score is here. Our photo gallery is here.
The clouds have parted, Clayton Kershaw is warming up and Matt Kemp is in the building — on the other side this time. Otherwise it looks, smells and feels like Opening Day.
Here are the lineups for the Dodgers and Padres for the 1 p.m. game: