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June 2, 2001 | MIKE PENNER
She settles today into the recently vacated seat of knowledge, from where Keith Olbermann used to preside over Fox's baseball coverage as if he were the High Priest of Hardball, the Sultan of Sabermetrics, handing down opinions and observations as if they were to be transcribed by quill onto parchment and sealed with hot wax. Certainly, there will be a different air on the set when Jeanne Zelasko debuts as host of Fox's pregame baseball show.
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May 8, 2008 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Sportscaster Jeanne Zelasko is back in the Fox studio, anchoring the network's Saturday baseball coverage after a string of off-season misfortune. It actually began in August, though, when her father, Stanley, died of a heart attack at 71 in his home in Escondido. The shock of losing her father, Zelasko said, led to another shock -- learning in December that she had thyroid cancer. She recounted what she sees as a strange turn of events.
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May 8, 2008 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Sportscaster Jeanne Zelasko is back in the Fox studio, anchoring the network's Saturday baseball coverage after a string of off-season misfortune. It actually began in August, though, when her father, Stanley, died of a heart attack at 71 in his home in Escondido. The shock of losing her father, Zelasko said, led to another shock -- learning in December that she had thyroid cancer. She recounted what she sees as a strange turn of events.
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June 2, 2001 | MIKE PENNER
She settles today into the recently vacated seat of knowledge, from where Keith Olbermann used to preside over Fox's baseball coverage as if he were the High Priest of Hardball, the Sultan of Sabermetrics, handing down opinions and observations as if they were to be transcribed by quill onto parchment and sealed with hot wax. Certainly, there will be a different air on the set when Jeanne Zelasko debuts as host of Fox's pregame baseball show.
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August 31, 1999
While I appreciate your article about Claudia Trejos ("Claudia Trejos Keeps Her Chin Up," Aug. 16), you greatly miss the point of why people (such as myself) have complained about her to KTLA. It has nothing, absolutely nothing, to do with her having an accent: It's about her (lack of) sports knowledge, and her inability to speak English properly. I have nothing against a woman sportscaster. There are several (at least five I can think of) who are quite capable. In fact, Robin Roberts and Jeanne Zelasko are two of the better sportscasters, period.
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April 28, 2006 | LARRY STEWART
Before Keith Jackson's previous retirement, after the 1998 college football season, there were gifts, speeches, news conferences -- a season-long farewell tour. Six months later, offered a schedule of mostly West Coast games, which involved considerably less travel, he decided to unretire. Jackson, 77, has retired again, this time for sure, he says, and this time amid little fanfare.
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February 24, 2006 | LARRY STEWART
In December, NASCAR announced an eight-year, $4.48-billion television deal that goes into effect in 2007 and provides an annual TV income of $555 million. Only the NFL's $3.735 billion yearly TV income, the NBA's $767 million and baseball's $713 million rank higher. In an era of generally declining TV ratings, NASCAR household ratings have increased more than 20% over the last five years. NASCAR proved good to go again last weekend, when NBC got a rating of 11.
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May 16, 2001 | LARRY STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After less than 2 1/2 years, Keith Olbermann's stint at Fox and Fox Sports Net is finished. Network officials announced Tuesday that Olbermann, effective immediately, is leaving his position as host and executive producer of Fox Sports Net's "Keith Olbermann Evening News." Although hired in January 1999 as a main anchor for "Fox Sports News," his duties last August were reduced to his weekly show.
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October 15, 2005 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Legendary jockey Laffit Pincay Jr., who will be honored at Santa Anita today when all fans will be given a DVD titled "Laffit: All About Winning," is known for being absent-minded. Vince DeGregory, Pincay's agent in the early 1970s, recalls that he once gave Pincay a $10,000 check from a horse owner and told him to give it to his wife for safekeeping. Well, Pincay forgot to do that, and the check went through the wash in his pants. Fortunately for Pincay, the owner wrote out a new check.
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May 10, 2009 | Dylan Hernandez and Jim Peltz
Manny Ramirez touched base with the heads of the Dodgers organization Saturday, having his first conversations with owner Frank McCourt and General Manager Ned Colletti since being handed a 50-game suspension for violating baseball's drug policy. McCourt is said to be furious with Ramirez and was demanding that the All-Star outfielder call him, according to sources familiar with the situation who weren't authorized to discuss the matter.
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March 7, 2009 | Dylan Hernandez
Manny Ramirez is tentatively scheduled to play his first exhibition game of the spring on Thursday, Manager Joe Torre said. The Dodgers will face the second-place team in the Asian bracket of World Baseball Classic that day at Camelback Ranch. The Dodgers' public relations department could be confronted with a logistical nightmare accommodating the national and international media if the visiting team is Japan, which has 200 reporters covering the team.
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October 16, 2009 | DIANE PUCIN, ON SPORTS MEDIA
Doesn't it make you cringe a little when Dodgers part-time television broadcaster Eric Collins says repeatedly, "He's painting the corners"? As if you haven't heard that before. Or when Angels analyst Rex Hudler says for, oh, about the 100th time, "Mighty Maicer" Izturis after Izturis beats out an infield grounder for a barely-there single as well as after he hits a home run. Kind of cute in April. Just grating in October. Somehow baseball seems to lend itself to fomenting cliches.
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