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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Watch: Don Mattingly on managing the Marlins, Yasiel Puig, Zack Greinke, and some what-ifs.

In an interview on the Dan Patrick Show, former Dodgers manager Don Mattingly discussed the possibility of becoming the Marlins’ next manager (maybe someday he can tell Patrick they’re not the “Florida” Marlins anymore), Yasiel Puig, Zack Greinke, what went wrong this year for the Dodgers, and a variety of other topics he didn’t cover in his post-mutual-parting press conference.

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Watch: Andrew Friedman, Farhan Zaidi discuss ‘mutual decision’ to part ways with Don Mattingly.

Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said today that he didn’t want to get into specifics about the decision to part ways with Don Mattingly. You can hear that at the 1:22 mark of this video courtesy of SportsNet LA, then over and over again, about 40 different ways, over the final 36-plus minutes:

There are some useful nuggets of information in there, but there are also a lot of non-useful questions and answers to filter through. I’ll distill it into a story shortly.

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