Dodgers home-opener today

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Police are planning a heavy presence at and around Dodger Stadium today to prevent a recurrence of last year’s Opening Day tragedy, when a San Francisco Giants fan suffered a beating expected to keep him disabled for life. Security today will be provided by both the Los Angeles Police Department and the city’s Office of Public Safety.

As thousands of fans head to Chavez Ravine to watch the boys in blue play in historic Dodger Stadium, has the 50-year-old venue hit the wall? Orange County Register Sports columnist Mark Whicker joined KFWB’s Phil Hulett and Penny Griego to discuss the question.

How it compares to other stadium around the country and if upgrades are in order now with new ownership.

To read Mark’s full story, go to ocregister.com. Dodgers play against the Pirates today at 1:00 p.m.

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