Matt Kemp, who got the “MVP” chant previously reserved for Kobe Bryant.

We didn’t fly a banner over Dodger Stadium this year but otherwise it was a great day at Chavez Ravine for opening day, as it always is. Despite some gloomy weather predictions, the game time temperature was a perfect 74 degrees. The Dodgers did what they plan to do a lot this year– a superb start from Clayton Kershaw, a stolen base from Dee Gordon, an RBI for Matt Kemp, and a game winning homerun from Andre Ethier. All in all a wonderful day to celebrate the boys in Blue.

This car makes an appearance almost every year.

Doves waiting to be released for the National Anthem.

Mark Ellis and Dee Gordon.

Army dudes were taking photos with fans in the parking lot.