The Dodgers opened their season with a four-game series at Petco Park against the San Diego Padres. This alliterative painting marks a stellar season debut of shortstop Dee Gordon (pictured). The Dodgers had their best start since 1999, winning the first three games before letting the Friars have the last one. Homers by Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier bode well for the bats of the Boys in Blue.
(Dodgers @ Padres, April 5-8, 2012)
Bold bunts, big beautiful bombs
Brown brothers bang bats
Blue baseball battles begin
“Every baseball season has its share of satisfactions and disillusionment, its thrills and despair.”
— Jim Brosnan, The Long Season