Get ready for a year without Vinny
Good thing Joe Davis showed up last year or this wouldn’t be as easy to write about. Joe has an easy way about him and surprisingly was not only pleasant to listen too, he was insightful and playful with his team.
I’ve tried to give Charley Steiner and Rick Monday a pass but I simply have been unable to enjoy their broadcasts. Luckily I rarely need the radio broadcast though that is my favorite way to listen to a game when the broadcaster can describe the action in a way that makes me feel like I’m watching it.
As far as Vinny goes everything has been said. Going into 2017 I will not miss the same stories I’ve heard from Vinny year after year, but I will miss the stories I’ll never hear.
Per the Dodgers daily PR spring training notes this will be the Dodger Broadcast team in 2017
DODGER 2017 BROADCAST TEAM: Joe Davis and Orel Hershiser will be calling tonight’s game with the Giants on Sportsnet LA. Davis and Hershiser will form the Dodgers’ two-man booth for the 2017 season and Alanna Rizzo will add in-game commentary and post-game interviews. SNLA’s Kelli Tennant will fill-in for Rizzo during the season. Charley Steiner will move over from the radio booth to television to fill in for Davis during the season and Nomar Garciaparra will work a number of games during the season subbing for Hershiser. Steiner and Rick Monday will call the action on AM 570 LA Sports and Kevin Kennedy will join Monday when Steiner moves over to television. Dodgertalk on AM 570 LA Sports will be hosted by David Vassegh during the season. Vassegh will have a rotating group of analysts including Jerry Hairston Jr., Ned Colletti and Garciaparra. The Dodgers Spanish radio team of Hall of FamerJaime Jarrin and Jorge Jarrin, return to the booth on KTNQ (1020 AM). The SNLA Spanish television team of Pepe Yñiguez, Fernando Valenzuela and Manny Mota will call all the action.