Opening day
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Dodgers’ home opener

Dodgers ground crew members prepare the field an hour before the first pitch is thrown in the Dodgers’ 2007 home opener against the Colorado Rockies. (Branimir Kvartuc / AP)
These fans made it through new parking protocol and were ready to find their seats. (Branimir Kvartuc / AP)
A beautiful Southern California day frames the opening pitch. (Branimir Kvartuc / AP)
Nettie Berkson attends her 50th consecutive Los Angeles Dodgers home opener. (Branimir Kvartuc / AP)
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, left, looks at the jacket of Dodgers owner Frank McCourt during opening day ceremonies. Dodgers team president and McCourt’s wife, Jamie, is at right. (Kevork Djansezian / AP)
White doves are released during opening day festivities at Dodger Stadium before the start of the Dodgers’ home opener against the Colorado Rockies. (Kevork Djansezian / AP)
The Dodgers’ Nomar Garciaparra runs down the blue carpet as he is introduced during festivities at Dodger Stadium before the start of the team’s home opener against the Colorado Rockies. (Kevork Djansezian / AP)
Starting pitcher Jason Schmidt works against the Colorado Rockies during the Dodgers’ home opener. (Branimir Kvartuc / AP)
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