Pitchers expressed concern about having to speed up their routines to be ready for the series. Some actually developed minor injuries that pulled them out of the series, to their great dismay, I am sure. Once the players arrived, they weren't real vocal about it, but some hinted the the venue played too fast and that outfielders would have to play anything hit on the ground to them very carefully.
|Game One's 3-1 victory is in the books as Dodgers congratulate themselves. (photo by Rick Rycroft/AP)
|Playing games at Sydney Cricket Grounds, a 160 year old venue, had a certain charm and appeal. The Members boxes in the background gave the place a mystique that few locations could produce. (AP photo)