It’s not like we need another reason to hate the Dodgers, but here’s one.
During the Winter Meetings, ESPN proposed having the Dodgers and Giants open the 2011 season with a game on March 31 at AT&T Park. It would be a change from the original schedule, which had the Dodgers and Giants opening with a four-game series in Chavez Ravine on April 1.
So the plan was for the Dodgers and Giants playing at 5 p.m. game in San Francisco on March 31, then playing a four-game series in LA starting the next day.
MLB was on board. The Giants were all for it. But ultimately, the Dodgers said “No.”
So now the plan is for the Dodgers and Giants to open on March 31 with at 5 p.m. game, but it will take place in LA. ESPN will carry the game as a third part of a opening day tripleheader.
All games in the series were moved up on day. Here’s the schedule:
- Thursday, March 31: Giants at Dodgers, 5 p.m. (ESPN)
- Friday, April 1: Giants at Dodgers, 1:10 p.m.
- Saturday, April 2: Giants at Dodgers, 1:10 p.m. (FOX)
- Sunday, April 3: Giants at Dodgers, 5 p.m. (ESPN2)
Monday, April 4 will be a day off. The Giants will play their home opener on Friday, April 8 with a 1:35 p.m. game against the St. Louis Cardinals.
We assume the Giants will receive their World Series rings on April 8. And the Giants had better not give Juan Uribe his ring until the Dodgers come to San Francisco on April 11.
For a complete look at the Giants, 2011 schedule, click here.