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.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.