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Interesting? Accurate? Exciting? The Future of Dodgers’ Broadcasting

There is no replacing Vin Scully, but somebody has to broadcast the games. Looking back on 60 years of Los Angeles Dodgers’ English language broadcasters (I don’t speak Spanish and have never listened to the Spanish language broadcasts, so that … Continue reading

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“It’s Time For Dodgers’ Baseball” Only a Dream For Most

Unbelievably, another baseball season is on the horizon and still 60% of Los Angeles area Dodgers’ fans are shut out from the teams’ telecasts and the final year of play-by-ply from Vin Scully. The horror that is SportsNet LA, the … Continue reading

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It’s Actually Happened – Charter Cable and SportsNet LA

After almost a full season and a half, those of us in the outskirts of incorporated Los Angeles, out in the boonies where Time Warner Cable has been unable to buy inroads akin to their LA City cable monopoly, where … Continue reading

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Jackie Robinson Day and More UCLA Bruins in Baseball

Jackie Robinson changed baseball and changed America 68 years ago today, on April 15, 1947 when by playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers, he became the first African-American to play major league baseball. As has been done in each of the … Continue reading

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Opening Day in LA: ESPN Giveth, ESPN Taketh Away

For all of you Los Angeles baseball fans with weekday (or at least opening day) television privileges, you saw ESPN begin the day by showing us the fabulous Toronto Blue Jays win over the yankees. Then, at 1:00, with no … Continue reading

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So Long, Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks

Ernie Banks died today at the age of 83. When I first began following baseball as a compulsion during the late 1950s, when the Dodgers moved west to Los Angeles, Ernie was the best player in the National League, even … Continue reading

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Amid Koalas and Kangaroos, Mattingly Gets it All Wrong

After a couple of days of watching Clayton Kershaw with his new kangaroo and Vin Scully admiring a koala, the press asked the empty uniform non manager Don Mattingly a real baseball-related question of critical importance, and Matingly’s answer was … Continue reading

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Of Vin Scully, Eric Collins and Steve Lyons – What a Difference

Caveat – I do not speak Spanish, and do not listen to Dodgers’ Spanish language broadcasts, so I include no comments regarding fellows who broadcast games in Spanish Dodgers’ fans should be thankful for another upcoming season with Vin Scully … Continue reading

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Ole’ Mario Does It Again, and a Couple of Other Things

The amount of information that Mario Solis does not know about sports in general and baseball in particular is mind boggling. On tonight’s KNBC-TV late news coverage of today’s Dodgers’ preseason game, he demonstrated new levels of incompetence, even for … Continue reading

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