Major League Baseball’s 2014 Opening Day showcased the Los Angeles Dodgers traveling to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The scheduled Pacific Standard Time game time start of 1AM Saturday March 22 was delayed 14 minutes and pre game ceremonies canceled from thunderstorms up to two hours before game time.
Oh, and the game was played on the Sydney Cricket Ground in Australia, 8,000 miles away from either teams home field.
Clayton Kershaw pitched his fourth opening day, completed 6 2/3 innings giving up one run, and Scott Van Slyke homered and doubled in the Dodgers 3-1 win.
The two teams played down under again the next day while the rest of the league continued with exhibitions. Both teams came home and finished the week with a few more exhibitions before the remainder of the league began regular season play.