The Dodgers announced that 16 spring training games, including all three Freeway Series games, will air live on KLAC (570-AM) this year. They are:
March 3 – Chicago White Sox March 4 – at Texas Rangers March 6 – at San Francisco Giants March 11 – Anaheim Angels March 12 – Chicago Cubs March 13 – Colorado Rockies March 17 – Kansas City Royals March 18 – at Arizona Diamondbacks March 19 – at Chicago White Sox March 20 – San Diego Padres March 25 – San Francisco Giants March 26 – Chicago White Sox March 27 – Cincinnati Reds March 31 – Angels April 1 – Angels April 2 – at Angels
Each weeknight during spring training, KLAC will air Dodger Talk with host David Vassegh.
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.”
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.
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.