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  • Dodgers TV stalemate continues as Opening Day approaches

    03/01/2017 6:12:01 PM PST · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | March 1, 2017 | Tom Hoffarth
    It’s a month out from the start of the Dodgers’ 2017 regular season. Do you know where your SportsNet LA channel might be? Any optimistic plans to expand distribution for the team-owned 24/7 network continues to be in a contradictory holding pattern, even as outside forces mount that some predict will ultimately break the stalemate that began four years ago. Charter Communications, which bought out Time Warner Cable last year and was ready to take a fresh approach at negotiations, concedes it does not anticipate any sort of revived agreement in the near future with any more cable or satellite...
  • AT&T and DirecTV colluded in an illegal plot that kept Dodgers games off the air, DOJ lawsuit ...

    11/02/2016 11:51:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 2, 2016 | Brian Fung
    Full title: AT&T and DirecTV colluded in an illegal plot that kept Dodgers games off the air, DOJ lawsuit alleges AT&T and DirecTV acted as ringleaders in an illegal plot against the Dodgers Channel that kept Los Angeles sports fans from watching their favorite team on television, according to a major lawsuit filed Wednesday by the Justice Department. The anti-collusion suit alleges that DirecTV -- and its corporate parent, AT&T -- shared private negotiating information in 2014 with other TV providers, including Cox Communications and Charter Communications, in order to gain a collective advantage over Time Warner Cable, which was...
  • The year Vin Scully was unhappy about reduced role on network television coverage of World Series

    10/25/2016 7:43:25 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Awful Announcing ^ | October 24, 2016 | David J. Halberstam
    Full title: The year Vin Scully was unhappy about his reduced role on network television coverage of the World Series In the early years of network television, the participating World Series teams each nominated one of their announcers to broadcast the games on NBC. The two men would usually split the play-by-play. This practice gave national viewers the opportunity each year to sample legendary local voices like Russ Hodges, Mel Allen, Red Barber, Bob Prince, Jack Brickhouse, and Harry Caray. With this setup in place, Vin Scully correctly assumed that he would announce the World Series on network television in...
  • Dodgers beat Nationals to reach NLCS after pulling out all the stops

    10/14/2016 10:08:32 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 43 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | October 14, 2016 | Bill Plunkett
    It will be a team of destiny facing a team of density, the Dodgers having packed their roster so thickly with heroes that a closer was hiding in their starting rotation. The Dodgers used every bit of that and more Thursday night – a closer pitching in the seventh inning, tag-team starting pitchers, backup catchers pinch-running and pinch-hitting – and finally turned to Clayton Kershaw to close it out after Manager Dave Roberts said he would “absolutely not” do that, not even for one batter. They somehow managed to both come-from-behind and hold on for their dear lives, beating the...
  • Vin Scully's last call - Walk Off Homer - Dodgers win division 2016

    09/25/2016 8:23:57 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 57 replies
    You Tube ^ | 9/25/2016
    After 67 years as the voice of the Dodgers, Vin's last call at Dodger Stadium was as it should be......a Hollywood ending.
  • Vin Scully Appreciation

    09/23/2016 6:28:28 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 44 replies
    KTLA 5 | 9/23/16 | Self
    Today the Dodgers are celebrating Vin Scully before the game in this final weekend of home games he will call. It is on broadcast TV KTLA channel 5
  • Archaeologists Discover Ancient Bison Bones in Vero Beach

    05/14/2016 11:55:23 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 39 replies
    Florida Atlantic University ^ | May 11, 2016 | Gisele Galoustian
    The bone was found below a layer that contained material from the Pleistocene period when the last ice age was thought to have occurred. The archaeologists identified the bison using an upper molar, which is thought to be representative of a Bison antiquus, a direct ancestor of the American bison that roamed North America until it became extinct. Because bison was a grassland-adapted animal, nearly 100 percent of their bones disintegrated after death unless they were preserved in some way. "This finding is especially significant because of the meticulous documentation that has been involved," said James M. Adovasio, Ph.D., principal...
  • Vin Scully: 'Kind of embarrassing' to be focus of Dodgers' TV negotiations

    03/24/2016 11:29:10 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 23, 2016 | Bill Shaikin
    As the Dodgers and Time Warner Cable invoked the name of Vin Scully in lobbying DirecTV to carry SportsNet LA, the Hall of Fame broadcaster said Wednesday he was not entirely comfortable "to have my name tossed into a negotiation.” Said Scully: “I’m pretty shy with that kind of stuff.” The beloved Scully, 88, is entering his 67th and final season as voice of the Dodgers. A TWC spokesman said Tuesday that the company had cut its asking price for the Dodgers-owned channel "especially because of the historic nature of this year, with it being Vin Scully’s final season.”
  • Sandy Koufax turns 80 today

    12/30/2015 1:18:43 PM PST · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | December 30, 2015
    Sandy Koufax, the great Dodgers pitcher, turns 80 today. Happy birthday, Sandy! Wikipedia article Career statistics Baseball Hall of Fame Top stats to know as Sandy Koufax turns 80 Watch Sandy Koufax Highlights on Legend's 80th Birthday Direct link to video: Legend Series: Sandy Koufax HighlightsIMDb
  • Dodger Stadium's first statue will be of Jackie Robinson

    12/22/2015 3:51:26 PM PST · by EveningStar · 69 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 22, 2015 | Steve Dilbeck
    The Dodgers are finally going the statue route at Dodger Stadium and on Tuesday announced the first would be of Jackie Robinson. The Dodgers said the statue will be 9 to 10 feet tall and located at a stadium site to be determined during the 2016 season.
  • The Slow Destruction Of Pete Reiser, The Greatest Player Who Never Was

    12/13/2015 1:07:31 PM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    The Stacks - Deadline ^ | March 12, 2015 | W.C. Heinz
    The following piece was originally published in the March, 1958 issue of True, and is excerpted from The Top of His Game, a collection of W.C. Heinz's best sportswriting. It is reprinted here with permission from Gayl Heinz. "Down in Los Angeles," says Garry Schumacher, who was a New York baseball writer for 30 years and is now assistant to Horace Stoneham, president of the San Francisco Giants, "they think Duke Snider is the best center fielder the Dodgers ever had. They forget Pete Reiser. The Yankees think Mickey Mantle is something new. They forget Reiser, too." Maybe Pete Reiser...
  • Dodgers' Vin Scully can't imagine he would return after next season

    11/28/2015 12:10:35 PM PST · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 28, 2015 | Steve Dilbeck
    It is not what anyone in the Los Angeles area wants to believe. When Vin Scully first said in August that next season would realistically be his last broadcasting the Dodgers, willful thinking became rampart ... Scully [turns] 88 Sunday and has reached the point where he cannot envision a scenario where he returns beyond the 2016 season. "I really can't see that I would come back," Scully said. "Sooner or later, you have to be realistic. I've done it for a long, long time. I've done reasonably well at it. But I don't want to stay on any longer...
  • Zack Greinke opts out of Dodgers contract, becomes free agent

    11/04/2015 11:09:39 AM PST · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    San Gabriel Valley Tribune ^ | November 4, 2015 | J.P. Hoornstra
    Dodgers starter Zack Greinke opted out of his contract to become arguably the top free-agent pitcher on the market Wednesday. Greinke, 32, figures to command a significant raise from the $23 million he made last year. He went 19-3 with a major-league leading 1.66 earned-run average and a 0.84 WHIP, making him a favorite for the National League Cy Young Award.
  • (Miami) Marlins hire Don Mattingly as next manager

    10/29/2015 1:57:28 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | October 29, 2015 | Barry Jackson
    Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria, who has cycled through eight "permanent" managers and two interim managers since buying the team in 2002, on Thursday landed the man he targeted in his latest skipper search: former New York Yankees star Don Mattingly, sources said. Mattingly, as expected, agreed to a four-year contract to replace Dan Jennings, who was reassigned to the front office but instructed not to return to work until he has more conversations with Loria. Mattingly, 54, and the Dodgers parted ways recently after he led the team to three consecutive National League West titles but no World Series...
  • Dodgers and Mattingly part ways

    10/22/2015 10:23:04 AM PDT · by Jolla · 60 replies
    SFGate ^ | 10/22/2015 | Beth Harris
    Don Mattingly won't return as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers next year after agreeing with his bosses that he and the team needed a fresh start.
  • Chase Utley Suspended 2 Games for Slide that Broke Ruben Tejada's Leg

    10/11/2015 7:22:13 PM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 204 replies
    ESPN ^ | 10/11/2015 | Mark Saxon, ESPN Staff Writer
    NEW YORK -- Major League Baseball has suspended Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Chase Utley for Games 3 and 4 of the National League Division Series for what the league deemed was an illegal slide into New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada.
  • Mets' Ruben Tejada fractures lower leg on Chase Utley's hard slide

    10/11/2015 5:02:28 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 59 replies
    ESPN ^ | 10/10/15 | Mark Saxon
    LOS ANGELES -- Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada suffered a fracture to the fibula of his lower right leg in a nasty collision at second base Saturday night in the seventh inning of a Game 2 loss to the Dodgers in the NL Divison Series. The Dodgers' Chase Utley slid late and hit Tejada hard just as Tejada was turning around to attempt a double play on a grounder hit by Howie Kendrick. Tejada flipped over Utley and landed hard on his left side. The Dodgers went on to score a total of four runs in the inning en route to...
  • Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers make franchise history with third straight title

    09/30/2015 6:22:25 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 9/29/15
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Clayton Kershaw lingered on the field a few moments longer than the rest of his Los Angeles teammates, then looked up at the cheering fans in Dodger Blue, smiled and tipped his cap before quickly disappearing into the dugout and heading off to celebrate. Kershaw pitched the big-money Dodgers to their third straight National League West title, tossing a one-hitter as Los Angeles beat Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants 8-0 on Tuesday night. Kershaw allowed just a third-inning single and struck out 13, and now he'll get a chance to erase those sour postseason memories...
  • The Dodgers without Vin Scully: Readers grapple with the unimaginable

    09/05/2015 1:41:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 5, 2015 | Paul Thornton
    Los Angeles is such a complicated metropolis of disparate neighborhoods that it's hard to imagine a single event truly changing the place. Well, there is perhaps one: the retirement of Vin Scully. Dodgers fans (and surely many of the team's executives) released a collective sigh of relief when their sainted announcer said last week that he would return next year for his 67th season. But tempering that excitement was a warning by the 87-year-old game caller that next season will also likely be his last. More than a year out from the day that fans knew would arrive but still...
  • Vin Scully says next year is probably his last as voice of the Dodgers

    08/30/2015 9:06:10 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 29, 2015 | Steve Dilbeck
    A sweet moment with Vin Scully at his news conference Saturday to discuss returning to broadcast the Dodgers next year, suddenly took a dramatic turn to unwanted melancholy. It was a turn everyone knew would come one day. But still, hearing it from Scully took the air out of the room: Scully expects next year will be his last as the Dodgers’ broadcaster.