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So the guys are in Vero Beach now, and now my sphincter pulsates in anticipation for March 31: Opening Day at Dodger Stadium.

This spring training should prove very interesting despite Jeff Kent opening his yap. Here are some story lines to follow:

Tommy Lasorda will manage eight exhibition games. While Joe Torre takes a split squad to Beijing to play the San Diego Padres on March 14 and 15, Lasorda will have the remaining squad beginning March 11. According to the Dodgers website, the remaining split squad is expected to include Jeff Kent, Rafael Furcal, Slappy McPopup, Russell Martin and the starting rotation.

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It will be really amusing to see Tommy chew out Jeff Kent and threaten to send Slappy to Tampa Bay. Oh and keep Tommy away from the pitchers. And speaking of pitchers….