Who’s staying up for Opening Day?
By Jon Weisman
So, maybe it was because this was the first time in years I didn’t have to get up pre-dawn for the Oscar nominations, but I got to wondering how many of you will be tuning in live for the Dodgers’ opener against the Diamondbacks in Australia on March 22.
The game has a 7 p.m. Sydney start time, which translates to 1 a.m. in Los Angeles. (Quick time-zone sidebar: Daylight Savings Time starts in the U.S. on March 9, but it ends in Australia on April 6. So while there’s a 19-hour time difference today, there will only be an 18-hour time difference when the game takes place. Unless the Internet has lied to me.)
Game 2 in Sydney has a 1 p.m. start time on March 23, which translates to 7 p.m. March 22 in Los Angeles, creating the rare night-night split doubleheader for Dodger fans.
Let us know in the comments below if you’re going to be up for Opening Day!