MLB Network did a fantastic job splicing some current clips of Vin Scully arriving at work alongside some of his most famous calls for this playoff promo spot. Check it out:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Major League Baseball announced the start times for the remainder of the American and National League Division Series. The Dodgers and Nationals will play a bunch of day games, but hang on because it’s about tricky.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Colleague Tom Hoffarth has the goods on who will be narrating the Dodgers’ National League Division Series against the Nationals in his media column today:
We regret to inform that, while Kenny Albert is doing play-by-play and Tom Verducci is on as a booth analyst, Harold Reynolds will also sit at the adults’ table on the call for Games 1 and 2 of the Dodgers’ National League Division Series opener at Washington, starting at 2:30 p.m. Friday, with Game 2 at 1 p.m. Saturday, both on FS1.
Charley Steiner and Rick Monday have the entire nine innings on radio via the Dodgers’ KLAC-AM (570).
Vin Scully has the rest of his life off.
When Game 3 comes around Monday at Dodger Stadium — first pitch is to be determined since L.A. and San Francisco will each have home games that day and there may not be a Game 4 in either American League Division Series — it’ll switch to the MLB Network with Bob Costas, Jim Kaat and Jon Paul Morosi. Be prepared now to locate it. For those who don’t normally have it, MLB Net is offering a free preview for those with DirecTV, Dish, Frontier and Verizon FiOS from Thursday to Tuesday. For those who are still in the dark about where it is on their system, go to www.FindMLBNetwork.com. Or trust you’ll find it on AT&T U-verse (1634), DirecTV (213), Dish (152) and Frontier (586). The channel varies on Spectrum, Cox, Comcast and Charter.
The Dodgers and Washington Nationals will begin Game 1 of their National League Division Series at 2:30 p.m. (PT) Friday at Nationals Park. Game 2 is 1 p.m. Saturday.
Start times for the rest of the series have not been announced. Game 3 is Monday at Dodger Stadium, followed by an if-necessary Game 4 on Tuesday. Game 5, if needed, will be played a week from Thursday in D.C.
Fox Sports 1 holds the broadcasting rights to the series. Game 3 will also be telecast on MLB Network, which the network says will be offered as a “free preview” to subscribers across multiple platforms in each team’s home territory.
From the network’s press release:
In time for its two exclusive National League Division Series game telecasts, a free preview of MLB Network will be offered to video customers of AT&T U-verse, Comcast, Cox, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Frontier, RCN and Verizon FiOS from Thursday, October 6 through Tuesday, October 11. The free preview is in addition to MLB Network’s existing distribution with the top video providers in the U.S., and it will make MLB Network’s Division Series game telecasts accessible to more viewers than any prior year.
SiriusXM will air a two-hour tribute special dedicated to the extraordinary broadcasting career of Vin Scully this Monday at 2 p.m., the network announced.
Scully’s last game behind the mic is Sunday in San Francisco.
Here are a few details about the program from a SiriusXM press release: