September 1, 2012 |
Once they were kings here. They ruled with a heavy hand. They dominated and were not shy about letting it be known. Only now it's all turned around. Now the Dodgers come to their home ballpark and almost cower at their own shadow. The Dodgers were an impressive 27-15 at home through the All-Star break. Since the break, they are 8-15 at Dodger Stadium. They have lost all three home stands and now have started 0-2 on their current seven-game stop. There is no explaining it, no rational way to analyze such a dramatic turnaround.
August 31, 2012 |
Vin Scully is not the only beloved Dodgers Hall of Fame announcer planning on returning next season. The Dodgers announced Friday that Jaime Jarrin would be back for a 55th season next year as the team's lead Spanish-language broadcaster. Jarrin agreed to a three-year contract extension. Jarrin is the second-longest tenured broadcaster in Major League Baseball, trailing only Scully, who announced Sunday he would return next year for his 64th consecutive season. A native of Ecuador, Jarrin began broadcasting Dodgers games in 1959, the year the Dodgers won their first World Series in Los Angeles.
July 31, 2012 |
With the Dodgers continuing to build on the fantastic foundation laid by Frank McCourt , I took advantage of an opportunity to chat with Magic on Tuesday. Yeah, he was here. Shocker, I know. The Dodgers said he would meet the media in the dugout at 4 p.m. It was pretty clever on their part as I was sitting in the dugout around 3:45 waiting while Magic was already talking to the media outside the Dodgers' clubhouse. When I got word he was gushing elsewhere, I rushed over because, as you know, he says the darnedest things.
June 11, 2012 |
Jaime and Jorge Jarrin spent manyFather's Dayweekends apart, with Hall of Fame Spanish-language Dodgers broadcaster Jaime working games while son Jorge grew up and later worked as KABC's helicopter traffic reporter, "Captain Jorge. " Now they're together, Jaime enriching his legacy as the nation's first daily Spanish-language radio play-by-play man by remaining on Dodgers radio broadcasts, and Jorge taking over with color commentator Manny Mota on Fox Deportes' first-year television coverage of 50 of the team's games.
March 19, 2012 |
The Dodgers are expanding their Spanish-language cable TV broadcasts this season, upping the telecasts from 30 to 50 games in 2012. As part of an effort by Fox to increase its Spanish sports broadcasts throughout the Los Angeles area, and nationally, games will be on Prime Ticket and carried by Time Warner, Cox and Bright House cable companies. Fox is still negotiating with other providers. The Dodgers have hired Jaime Jarrin's son , Jorge Jarrin, and long-time coach Manny Mota as broadcasters for their Spanish-language telecasts.
August 28, 2011 |
Nine batters and 41 pitches later, the Dodgers were down five runs. A game that had just started was essentially over. The Dodgers could never climb out of the first-inning hole Nathan Eovaldi put them in Sunday afternoon at Dodger Stadium and lost, 7-6, to the Colorado Rockies. With the tying run on second base in the seventh inning, second baseman Jamey Carroll grounded out. The Dodgers' next six batters went down in order, and the team's winning streak was over at five games.