January 9, 2014 |
It's official. No, it's not. Well, kinda. Hey, just check back. The Dodgers are launching their own sports network on Time Warner Cable this year, but the actual date of the debut of SportsNet LA has yet to be announced. I mean, like on a press release. But when John Hartung signed off at KABC to join the Dodgers, Hartung said he'd see viewers next on Feb. 25 over at Time Warner. Then came this: The Daily News' Tom Hoffarth took this photo of a billboard off the 405 freeway in Culver City featuring Yasiel Puig that plainly announced the new network would start Feb. 25. A few hours later, the billboard was covered up. Seems it was a tad hasty and the team was not ready to “officially” announce the estimated $7.5 billion launch.
December 11, 2013 |
I'm thinking they're not all going to fit into the broadcast booth at one time. But the Dodgers' impressive stable of ex-players set to fill roles at their new sports network continues to grow. Jerry Hairston Jr., an absolute natural in front of a camera, is the latest to join their new broadcast team, according to Bruce Levine of WSCR-AM in Chicago. Hairston would join former Dodgers Orel Hershiser and Nomar Garciaparra, and MLB Network's Alanna Rizzo on the new broadcasting crew.
December 8, 2013 |
Old bulldogs never die, they just come back in a new incarnation. Orel Hershiser, the Dodgers' former Cy Young winner and last World Series MVP, is returning as a team television broadcaster, according to two people familiar with the situation who spoke to The Times on the condition of anonymity. Hershiser adds another big name to the broadcasting crew for the Dodgers' new regional sports network, SportsNet LA. Last week the Dodgers added former team infielder Nomar Garciaparra as a commentator . The Dodgers are also adding Alanna Rizzo from MLB Network to their pre- and post-game shows.
December 2, 2013 |
Plans for the Dodgers' new regional sports network , SportsNet LA, are still being formulated, but there is progress. Nomar Garciaparra has been hired as a new commentator by the Dodgers, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Garciaparra, who was born in Whittier and went to Bellflower St. John Bosco High School, spent three seasons playing for the Dodgers and has been an ESPN analyst for the last four years. Garciaparra is expected to do pre- and post-game commentary and be utilized on both the television and radio broadcasts.
October 10, 2013 |
The Dodgers have participated in the National League Championship Series nine times. Here's how they fared: 1974 Dodgers 3, Pittsburgh 1 NL MVP Steve Garvey had two home runs in the series, Don Sutton pitched a four-hit shutout in Game 1 and the Dodgers outscored the Pirates in the series, 20-10. 1977 Dodgers 3, Philadelphia 1 After losing Game 1, Dodgers won the next three, including a dramatic Game 3 victory when they scored three runs with two outs for a 6-4 victory.
October 3, 2013 |
ATLANTA - The Dodgers will begin the 2013 playoffs against the Atlanta Braves here Thursday, but their most difficult postseason opponent has already shown up. It came swaggering into their clubhouse bearing sordid histories and fresh doubts. It came in with a bold and powerful relentlessness that gave even baseball's most cocksure and carefree team pause. Its name is October. The Dodgers have shown they can reasonably handle any nine players put in front of them, but can they handle October?