Dodgers-Boston Red Sox game selected for ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball on August 25.

ESPN logoThe Dodgers’ game against the Boston Red Sox scheduled for August 25 was chosen today for ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball telecast, which will begin at 5 p.m. local time and 8 p.m. Eastern. Earlier this month, the Dodgers-Tampa Bay Rays game scheduled for August 11 was also chosen by ESPN for a Sunday night telecast.

The Dodgers are the only team based outside the Eastern time zone that will be featured on Sunday night baseball in August. The September SNB participants will be announced in two weeks.

On a practical level, there’s some good news for the Dodgers: Neither Sunday night game is followed by a game in Los Angeles. The Dodgers will stay in the Eastern time zone, traveling from Tampa to New York, for an August 12 game against the Mets. After their Sunday night game against the Red Sox, the Dodgers visit the Chicago Cubs.

Forbes values Dodgers at $1.615 billion.

Dodgers logoThe Dodgers are still not worth as much as their purchase price, according to Forbes magazine’s latest MLB franchise valuations released Wednesday.

Forbes places the Dodgers’ value at $1.615 billion, less than the $2 million paid a year ago by Guggenheim Baseball Management but more than the $1.37 billion the franchise was valued at a year ago.

Among all MLB teams the Dodgers are second only to the Yankees, valued at $2.3 billion, and one of only four billion-dollar franchises along with the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs.

Forbes’ list of values for all 30 teams can be found here.

Of the Dodgers, Forbes writes:
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Say hello to ‘SportsNet LA’.

The Dodgers and Time Warner Cable officially announced the creation of a new channel, SportsNet LA, this morning.

In effect, the Dodgers will be televised on their own regional sports network beginning in the 2014 season. The next challenge will be to secure distribution among the local carriers. TWC has already agreed to be the charter distributor throughout Southern California and Hawaii.

Here’s the full text of the press release from TWC:

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