Dodgers Web musings: All eyes on the start of the season
Opening Day across the Web:
-- The Times’ Dylan Hernandez takes a look at the impact of the Fernandomania phenomenon that rocked the Dodgers and all of baseball 30 years ago. Fernando Valenzuela will throw out Thursday’s first pitch.
-- Hernandez also writes that the Dodgers appear to have a new sense of purpose under Don Mattingly as they open the season.
-- The Times’ Jerry Crowe doesn’t think Andre Ethier’s words were the ones he was looking for to rally the troops.
-- Dodgers.com’s Ken Gurnick thinks the Dodgers have discovered a new enthusiasm under Mattingly.
-- ESPN/LA’s Ramona Shelburne goes the question-and-answer route with Mattingly.
-- ESPN/LA’s Jon Weisman thinks the nature of the Dodgers-Giants rivalry has evolved differently up north.
-- Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti admits to 710-AM’s Steve Mason and John Ireland that he was surprised by Ethier’s recent comments but has no interest in trading him.
-- The Daily News’ Vincent Bonsignore thinks the rest of the country doesn’t give teams in the West enough credit.
-- Fox Sports’ Joe McDonnell looks at the return of Davey Lopes to the Dodgers.
-- Sports Illustrated’s Cliff Corcoran previews the Dodgers and the NL West.
-- LA Dodger Talks’ Mark Timmons offers his Dodgers predictions for the coming season (sorry Tony Gwynn Jr.).
-- The San Jose Mercury-News' Andrew Baggarly writes that Giants fans are excited to finally walk into Dodger Stadium and crow, "We’re world champs."
-- The Dodgers, Diamondbacks and the town of Oro Valley, Ariz. are teaming up to improve the baseball field dedicated to Christina Taylor Green.
-- Steve Dilbeck