A giant American flag is unfurled across the outfield at Dodger Stadium before the home opener of the 2009 season. The Dodgers took on the San Francisco Giants.
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Dodgers home opener

A giant American flag is unfurled across the outfield at Dodger Stadium before the home opener of the 2009 season. The Dodgers took on the San Francisco Giants(Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Members of the armed forces hold part of the American flag during home-opener ceremonies at Dodger Stadium for the 2009 season. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Sporting Manny Ramirez-like wigs and caps, Dodgers fans Guillermo Lozano, 29, left, and Fito Duarte, 26, try to get a practice ball during the Dodgers’ home opener with the Giants at Dodger Stadium. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Dodgers catcher Russell Martin signs autographs for Matthew Smith, 6, at bottom of photo, and Nick Macarchuk, 10, left, of Long Island, N.Y., before the Dodgers home opener with the Giants at Dodger Stadium. Macarchuk is touring five ballparks in California with his father and grandfather. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
From left: Sammy Tufeld, 8, Dominic Tardino, 8, and Dante Tardino, 7, all of Los Angeles, seek autographs before the Dodgers home opener with the Giants at Dodger Stadium. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Matthew Bustamante, 8, throws ball with his brother in the parking lot before the Dodgers play their home opener at Dodger Stadium. (Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times)
Dressed as Manny Ramirez, Jack Crevoiserat eats a hot dog at the Dodgers home opener. (Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times)
Abraham Garcia, left, and Richard Castellano hang out in the parking lot with family and friends before the Dodgers play their home opener. (Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times)
Manny Ramirez joins the rest of the Dodgers during player introductions. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Fans cheer as Manny Ramirez is introduced for the first time before the game. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Manny Ramirez joins his teammates during the introductions at the home opener. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Clayton Kershaw, left, and Casey Blake laugh before being at the home opener. (Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times)
Manny Ramirez greets some teammates before the home opener. (Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times)
Fans listen to the national anthem before the game. (Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times)
Vin Scully prepares to throw out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium for the home opener. (Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times)
Dodgers Manager Joe Torre greets the crowd. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda, left, greets Dodgers manager Joe Torre. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
The Dodgers bow their heads in a moment of silence for Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart before the home opener. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, the voice of the Dodgers, talks to the crowd before the game. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Manny Ramirez doubles in the third inning. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Giants catcher Bengie Molina doesn’t watch Dodgers Orlando Hudson celebrating his home run in the third inning. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Giants pitcher Randy Johnson delivers a pitch in the third inning during the Dodgers home opener. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Dodgers starting pitcher Chad Billingsley improved his record to 2-0 this season by giving up five hits and only one run in seven innings against the Giants on Monday afternoon. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Dodgers left fielder Manny Ramirez heads to first base while watching the flight of his double in the third inning Monday. Ramirez went one for two with two walks in the game against the Giants. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Second baseman Orlando Hudson connects for a triple in the sixth inning Monday, when he became the first Dodgers player to hit for the cycle at Dodger Stadium. Hudson had singled in the first inning, homered in the third and doubled in the fourth. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Dodgers second baseman Orlando Hudson rounds second base and heads to third for a triple in the sixth inning Monday afternoon against the Giants. Hudson would also score three times and drive in two runs Monday. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Dodgers third base coach Larry Bowa congratulates second baseman Orlando Hudson after he tripled in the sixth inning, while Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval can only watch during the 11-1 victory for the Dodgers. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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