5 Lessons Learned from SF Giants vs. LA Dodgers Opening Series

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5 Lessons Learned from SF Giants vs. LA Dodgers Opening Series
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Madison Bumgarner pitched a masterpiece against the Dodgers in the second game of the series.

The 2013 baseball season is finally underway and the reigning world champion San Francisco Giants open their year in Los Angeles against the Dodgers.

The Giants have won two of the last three World Series titles and the Dodgers are gunning for their spot.

The new ownership in LA has shown a willingness to spend big money to acquire the players they believe will enable them to win the NL West and also drive them to a world championship.

However, before they can claim victory, there is a huge hurdle standing in their way.

The Giants return all of the key performers from 2012 including 21-of-25 players on the roster at the end of last season. The stability and team chemistry of the Giants will compete against the flamboyant extravagance of the Dodgers.

May the best team win.

With the opening series now complete and the Giants taking two-out-of-three from the Dodgers, let's take a closer look at five things we learned from this series.

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