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Lookie what we Dodger fans have here: the preliminary 2010 schedule.

For the second year in a row the Dodgers will be opening the season on the road. In what can be surmised as a way to make up for this season, the Dodgers will open the season at PNC Park against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

“That will be warm,” manager Joe Torre said when alerted of the fact.

In stark contrast last night’s game marked the first time the Dodgers faced the Pirates this season.

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Not only do the Dodgers open the season on the road, they will be living out of their suitcases for most of April playing 15 games on the road while eight will be played at home.

As for the interleague games, aside from the annual home-and-home series with the Angels, the Dodgers will be hosting the Detroit Tigers and the New York Yankees and playing the Boston Red Sox on the road.

“It’ll be curious going to Fenway not wearing a Yankee uniform,” Torre commented.

Of note is that all four AL teams could potentially be playoff teams this season.

“Definitely the balance is not there with who teams play,” Torre remarked. “They could never get that right with the limited schedule they have to put it together.”