The Dodgers Opening Day Game, which was originally scheduled to be played on Friday, April 1, has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 31, at 5 p.m.
The Dodgers announced today that Opening Day has been moved to Thursday, March 31 at 5 p.m. and will be nationally televised on ESPN. The Dodgers will face their rivals, the
2010 World Champion San Francisco Giants,in a four-game series, three of which will be televised nationally or regionally.
In addition, the Friday game vs. the Giants will now start at 7:10 p.m. (originally 1:10) and the Dodgers Sleeved Blanket Giveaway will take place on Sunday, April 3rd (originally scheduled for Monday, April 4th). There is no longer a game scheduled for Monday, April 4th.
The game will be called by Dan Shulman and former Dodgers Orel Hershiser and Bobby Valentine.
The change was a compromise to accommodate ESPN, which originally wanted the opener switched to a Giants home game at AT&T Park Thursday night, with the series moving to Dodger Stadium for a Friday day game. The Dodgers opposed that proposal.