While the MLB regular season Opening Series officially happened in Australia on March 22 (the L.A. Dodgers whooped the Arizona Diamondbacks in a two-game sweep), the true “home territory” MLB openers begins today, March 30 (with the Padres Vs. the Dodgers). So what does that mean for Californians? Another great year of baseball! Since we have five of the 30 MLB teams in the golden state, we have another exciting—and ferociously competitive—season ahead of us with the Dodgers, Padres, Oakland A’s, Giants and Angels all vying for that 2014 World Series title in October.

So what’s to come this year? We’ll all have to watch to find out! But in the meantime, here are the season opener dates plus some news for each team. Also, take a look at some gorgeous homes available not too far from each stadium. For baseball fans, living conveniently close to your favorite ball-team’s home away from home is a stellar perk. Ready for action? Let’s Play Ball!

1. Los Angeles Dodgers
Dodger Stadium
1000 Elysian Park Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

HOME OPENER: April 4: Dodgers Vs. San Francisco Giants
Single Game Tickets: Sold Out

NEWS: This year, the Dodgers will be as fierce as always, especially since they signed two-time Cy Young Award-Winner Clayton Kershaw to a seven-year, $215 million contract extension. That will make him the highest paid pitcher ever.

NEARBY: This elegant four bedroom/four bath 1920s home is a Los Feliz-area treasure. The interior spans 2,936 feet and includes a media room, spacious living room with floor to ceiling book cases and a master suite with a wood-burning fireplace and terrace. Bonus for baseball fans—it’s located only 5 miles from Dodger stadium.

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3756 Effingham Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90027
$2,349,000

 

2. San Diego Padres
Petco Park
100 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA

HOME OPENER: March 30: Padres Vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Single Game Tickets

NEWS: As of March 22, Pitcher Josh Johnson is out for four to five weeks due to an injury and will be replaced by a rotation including Matt Wisler, Robbie Erlin, Donn Roach and Tim Stauffer.

NEARBY: Set on a gorgeous Mission Hills street, this charming 2,400 square foot, three-bedroom home feels wonderfully open with plenty of natural light and ceramic tile throughout. And for baseball fans, it’s a mere 5 miles from Petco Park.

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4455 Trias St.
San Diego, CA 92103
$1,350,000

 

3. San Francisco Giants
AT&T Park
24 Willie Mays Plaza
San Francisco, CA

HOME OPENER: April 8: Giants Vs. Arizona Diamond Backs
Single Game Tickets

NEWS: Giant’s pitcher Tim Hudson is doing an impressive double duty on the mound and the plate. Giant’s manager Bruce Bochy is considering using Hudson as a pinch hitter in the regular season after a great showing on the springtime plate.

NEARBY: Built in 1906, this Italianate Victorian home is gorgeously maintained with three bedrooms, a dream kitchen with marble countertops and soaring ceilings. Best of all (at least for baseball fans), it’s less than 2 miles from AT&T Park.

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348 Connecticut St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
$1,299,000

 

4. Los Angeles Angels

Angel Stadium
2000 Gene Autry Way
Anaheim, CA

HOME OPENER: March 31: Angels Vs. Seattle Mariners
Single Game Tickets

NEWS: Legends of the Trade Alert: The offspring of two LA sports legends were traded for each other on March 20. The Angels traded Mike Scioscia’s son (Matt Scioscia) to the Cubs and the Cubs traded Wayne Gretsky’s son (Trevor Gretsky) to the Angels.

NEARBY: Set just over 20 minutes from Angel Stadium in Anaheim is a breathtaking, six-bedroom custom estate. Highlights of this gorgeous property include a state-of-the-art theater system (imagine the World Series party you could host there!), a gourmet kitchen and a custom wine cellar.

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25 Boulder View
Irvine, CA 92603
$7,399,000

5. Oakland Athletics
O.co Coliseum
7000 Coliseum Way
Oakland, CA

HOME OPENER: March 31: Oakland A’s Vs. Cleveland Indians
Single Game Tickets

NEWS: Oakland A’s pitching sensation Sonny Gray will be the Opening Day starter on Monday. You may remember when he threw eight shutout innings against the Tigers last October in Game 2 of the American League Division Series—making Oakland fans everywhere proud.

NEARBY: This four-bedroom architectural masterpiece is an Oakland-area gem with clean, modern lines and subtle asian-crafted touches. Stand-out details include a chef’s kitchen, theatre room, sauna and a location that’s only 10 miles from the O.co Coliseum.

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117 Diablo Dr.
Oakland, CA 94611
$1,885,000

 

Are you ready for the some baseball? Let us know who your favorite California team is!