Magic Johnson sits with outgoing owner Frank McCourt
CAPTION: April 5, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Magic Johnson sits with outgoing owner Frank McCourt prior to the Dodgers game against the San Diego Padres during opening day at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE
Field of streamers
Opening Day in San Diego gets off to a festive start before the Dodgers spoiled the home team's party with a 5-3 victory.
Magic Johnson, one of the incoming owners of the Dodgers, flashes his thousand-watt smile on Thursday as he watches L.A.'s 5-3 Opening Day win at San Diego with outgoing owner Frank McCourt.
Heads in the game
The Dodgers' batting helmets look shiny, clean and ready for battle on Opening Day at Petco Park in San Diego.
Looking like a pro
Young Dodgers fan Kameran Dobson waits for autographs atop his dad Brett's shoulders on Thursday before L.A.'s Opening Day game in San Diego. Looks like Kam came prepared to catch a foul ball — and wasn't about to lose one in the sun.
Red all about it!
The Marlins got to play two openers in two days. A day after they christened their own new ballpark in Miami, the Fish on Thursday traveled to Cincinnati for the Reds' Opening Day. Here, Cincy's Brandon Phillips is forced out by second baseman Omar Infante during the Reds' 4-0 win, which dropped the Marlins to 0-2.
This pilot in a A-10 aircraft holds up a "Go Tigers!!!" sign before taking off from Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Harrison Township, Mich., prior to his pregame fly-by for Detroit's Opening Day against the Red Sox. The Tigers won, 3-2.
A funny thing happened ...
Actor (and big-time Cubs fan) Bill Murray is joined by reliever Kerry Wood at Wrigley Field on Thursday during Opening Day ceremonies. Murray threw out the first pitch — and even rounded the bases, completing his circuit with a ceremonial slide home. But Chicago dropped its opener 2-1 to the Nationals. The Cubbies are looking to end a 103-year streak without a World Series title ... talk about Groundhog Day!
Philadelphia Phillies' Ty Wigginton, left, scores ahead of the tag by Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Rod Barajas in the seventh inning. Wigginton tagged and scored from third on a sacrifice fly to Pirates right fielder Jose Tabata, hit by Phillies' Carlos Ruiz. The Phillies won 1-0.
Baseball fans react after a foul ball hit by Chicago Cubs' Ian Stewart, off a pitch from Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg, lands in a full beverage cup during the sixth inning.
Chicago Cubs' Alfonso Soriano, right, is caught stealing third as Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman applies the tag.
Lookin' for love
New York Mets' David Wright reacts while walking past Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman after hitting an RBI single during the sixth inning.
Center of attention
Cincinnati Reds' Mat Latos, left, and Nick Masset ride in a car during the Reds Opening Day baseball parade in downtown Cincinnati. The Reds open the season against the Miami Marlins later in the day.
A general view of Wrigley Field before the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Washington Nationals on Opening Day.
Members of a military group salute after singing the national anthem before the start of an Opening Day baseball game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Philadelphia Phillies.
Lindsey Hubbard, 15, smiles at Mr. Red, one of the Cincinnati Reds mascots, during the Reds Opening Day baseball parade in downtown Cincinnati.
Baseball fans swarm through the intersection to get to PNC Park before the start of of the season opening baseball game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Detroit Tigers take batting practice before their Opening Day baseball game against the Boston Red Sox.
Marlins starting pitcher Josh Johnson throws out the first pitch on Opening Day at brand-new Marlins Ballpark.
High-five the fish
Marlins pitcher Carlos Zambrano greets mascot Billy the Marlin before the start of Wednesday's game.
Check out the jumbotron at Marlins Ballpark!
Forget Opening Day or the new ballpark. We just want to see the crazy home run sculpture in left-center field light up and start moving when someone hits a homer.
Even Ali's in attendance
Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria gives Muhammad Ali a tour of the new park on a golf cart.
Is it hot in here?
The Marlins bartenders make it easy to forget there's a baseball game going on.
South Beach style
Looks like the Marlins are attracting a hot and happening crowd.
A fan displays his game ticket outside the ballpark.