ESPN adds May 15 Dodgers-Cardinals game to Sunday Night Baseball schedule.

The Dodgers’ home game against the St. Louis Cardinals on May 15 will begin at 5 p.m. after ESPN grabbed the game for its Sunday Night Baseball schedule.

Dan Shulman is handling play-by-play for SNB telecasts, along with two new analysts: Jessica Mendoza and Aaron Boone.

ESPN telecasts are not blacked out in SportsNet LA markets.

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Dodgers executive Erik Braverman spotlighted in OutSports.com feature.

Dodgers vice president of marketing and broadcasting Erik Braverman today became the fifth Major League Baseball executive to come out as gay.

Outsports.com shares his story:

Yet inside baseball – even within Dodger Stadium – Braverman held back his private life, his truth, his identity.

“I didn’t want anyone to, in any way, not view me for the quality of my work,” Braverman told Outsports. “I don’t want to be know as the gay executive who happens to run marketing and broadcasting for the Dodgers. I want my accomplishments and my job to be first and foremost and speak for themselves.”

 

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Dodgers tab Fox Sports’ Joe Davis to call 50 road games on SportsNet LA in 2016.

The Dodgers will have a new television play-by-play voice for road games in 2016: Joe Davis.

Davis, 27, is already a veteran of several national MLB, college football and college basketball telecasts on Fox Sports. He’ll call 50 games on SportsNet LA with Orel Hershiser, Nomar Garciaparra and dugout reporter Alanna Rizzo next season.

“Joe Davis has put together an outstanding play-by-play resume,” Dodgers chief marketing officer Lon Rosen said in a statement. “We are thrilled to have one of the top young sports broadcast talents in the nation join our great television team.”

Davis is scheduled to call Saturday’s college football game between Washington and Utah on Fox Sports.

Update (5 p.m.): Davis will call Kansas-TCU on Fox Sports 1 on Saturday, per colleague Tom Hoffarth, who spoke to Davis at length this afternoon.

If you can’t wait that long, I did a quick YouTube search for some of Davis’ clips and came up with this high school football game from 2012 on ESPN:

Charley Steiner is slated to do play-by-play on the 31 road telecasts that Davis doesn’t call. Vin Scully will call all 81 home games. I’m told he might do some road games as well, likely close to home (Anaheim, San Francisco, etc.), though that hasn’t been determined yet. Scully’s schedule wasn’t announced until spring training last year.

Here’s more from the Dodgers’ press release:
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Watch: Hyun-Jin Ryu’s latest off-season workout.

 

Hyun-Jin Ryu has gone back to Korea each of the last two off-seasons and filmed various TV spots. This one, for Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), caught him in the middle of an off-season workout.

Can doing push-ups with toddlers on your back mean good things for your left shoulder labrum? Check it out:

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Watch: Vin Scully looking forward to 2016 return ‘maybe because it’s my last year.’

In a forthcoming interview with SportsNet LA, Vin Scully says he will “definitely” return to the Dodgers in 2016 after a health issue forced him out of the booth for the final series of 2015.

Here is a clip from the interview with Alanna Rizzo, which will air on Access:SportsNet tomorrow night at 7 p.m. Pacific Time:

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