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... The schedule called for a four-game opening series in Los Angeles. ESPN wanted to move the first game to AT&T Park on March 31. The teams then would have flown to Los Angeles and played the final three.
"The schedule didn't seem like everything would work out right," Giants union representative Matt Cain said. "It's a short flight, but that's a lot of traveling so early."
Feeney said the collective bargaining agreement allows for one-game series in two instances: rainout makeups and Opening Day. The Dodgers did not like the idea of moving the opener to San Francisco, logistically but also on principle.
"They really didn't want it," Feeney said, "but Major League Baseball could have told the Dodgers, if the players approved, it was going to happen." ...