The Dodgers had a beautiful Opening Day ceremony this afternoon celebrating the team's 50th anniversary in Los Angeles. As the music played from FIELD OF DREAMS, one by one Dodger greats of the past took their old positions.
After all the players took the field, they then gathered behind the pitching mound, forming the backdrop as not one, not two, but three Dodger pitching greats simultaneously threw out the first pitch: Sandy Koufax, Don Newcombe, and Carl Erskine. Then Vin Scully called over the P.A. "It's time for Dodger baseball!" and the crowd roared.
It was a beautiful moment for anyone who loves the Dodgers.
Update: Here's a photo gallery.
And here's a piece by ESPN's Eric Neel, one of my favorite sports columnists, on last Saturday's exhibition game at the Coliseum.
Late Update: History Comes in from the Cornfield.
Tuesday: One more article which sums up the unforgettable pregame ceremony: Past Becomes a Present to Dodger Fans.