Dodgers Start 2012 Campaign With A Win

Matt Kemp started the 2012 season just like he ended the 2011 season and the Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 5-3 for an Opening Day win. Matt hit his first homer of the year (and 40th in the last 162 regular season games, but who’s counting) and drove in 3 runs. Clayton Kershaw pitched 3 innings making the start while having the stomach flu. he was even urged not to make the start but the strong will of Kershaw gave it his best. I heard he even threw up after the first inning. Quite a gutsy performance for Kershaw. It’s a good start to season and the Dodgers will look to carry that momentum into tomorrow and look for a nice pitching performance from Chad Billingsley.

You can read a recap from LA Times <<Here>>


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Bill Shaikin

Guy on train to Petco wearing #Padres cap and Bad News Bears jersey. Must not be expecting much from his team this year.#Dodgers #engelberg

MLB says no #Dodgers player (including Cy Young winner Kershaw and near-MVP Kemp) ranked among top 25 in jersey sales last year.

Vin Scully sees me at Petco. “Ah,” he says, “court is adjourned?”


Tim Brown

That appears to be Frank McCourt sitting beside Dodgers dugout in SD. Magic also in stadium.

In fact, looks like Magic is sitting next to McCourt…

They, uh, seem to be having a good time.


Beto Duran

Magic sitting next to dugout by water cooler. Players are shaking his hand while McCourt who is next to Magic looks away

McCourt sitting next to much younger, attractive female. Media guy next to me ‘trying to act like he’s Dr. Buss now?”

After Dodgers score first Padres employee in media dining “guess we’ll never see 1st place again”

Matt Kemp says Kershaw threw up after 1st inning but still kept pitching “he’s a champ”

Magic told Kemp “nice job kid ” after his oppo homer.

Kemp on seeing Magic next to dugout “said ‘hey that’s Magic Johnson right there’ Good to have him around. Good motivation”

Kemp said he heard “MVP” chants in San Diego “they’re jumping gun…gives u goose bumps. Great feeling for fans to come down here”


Scott Miller

Hope Magic Johnson isn’t listening to too much of what Frank McCourt is yapping about in front row. “And the $ you can make on parking!”


Steve Dilbeck

Magic Johnson to Frank McCourt: Think I want to buy a basketball team. Baseball is boring.


Lasordas Lair

Frank McCourt with some arm candy clinging to him she can’t be older than 25. It’s all sunshine and rainbows for Frank these days, yuck.


So if you are wondering who Frank McCourt’s lady friend is, check out the pictures below