Drysdale, Sutton, Martinez … Padilla?

Updated: April 2, 2010, 2:00 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

There was a time when you never asked the manager of the Dodgers who his Opening Day starting pitcher would be. There was a time when you never had to ask. Back then it was an assignment that was doled out by birthright, and it didn't change hands unless someone got hurt, someone got traded or someone got old and rode off into the sunset, or at least into the community-relations department to give speeches to civic groups.

In the 1960s, it was almost always Don Drysdale, even on ...

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