This isn't any other season.
The Dodgers have transformed baseball's landscape, with their new owners investing a projected $230 million, which would be a record opening-day payroll.
"It's gone from where the Dodgers were dominant to where the Giants have won two of the last three," Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully said. "But now the Dodgers have gotten new blood, new life, really. It's just another great aspect of a great rivalry."