It's opening day and if you know what's good for you you'll ditch work, head down to the ballpark, and try to get someone's extra ticket. The Giants welcome--Could that possibly be the right word?--the Dodgers today to start the season and, looking out the window at today's beautiful weather, there isn't a better place in the world to be right now than at Willie Mays Field at SBC Park. Jason Schmidt will throw the first pitch some time around 1 PM. Derek Lowe, long-time Red Sock, takes the ball for the Dodgers for the first time today.

Check back for SFist's recap of the game and Giants' season preview later on. But until then, we'll be in VR312, Row 9, seats 9 & 10. Go Giants!