The Dodgers and Diamondbacks are set to do battle in regular-season action in Australia in only a few days. The two-game series is set to take place in Sydney Cricket Ground. Here's an awesome time-lapse from MLB.com that shows the transformation from a cricket oval into a baseball stadium:
The first game will take place 4 a.m. ET/1 a.m. PT Saturday with the second one coming at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT that same day (for us Americans, that is). The turnaround might sound weird, but it's akin to a Sunday day game following a Saturday night game. For example, a 7 p.m. Saturday game followed by a 1 p.m. Sunday game is an 18-hour difference in start times -- just like the difference in the two Dodgers-Diamondbacks games.
Get excited. Real, actual, regular-season baseball is almost here.