Thoughts on the Dodgers’ opening-day, 5-0 win

How convincing was the Dodgers’ performance on Opening Day? They might have chosen to give Brad Penny an extra day’s rest and let Sandy Koufax, Don Newcombe and Carl Erskine finish off the Giants themselves.
The Giants’ hitters might have drawn inspiration from Barry Bonds taking a ceremonial “first swing”, but that isn’t likely to happen anytime soon – ceremonial or otherwise.