Since the announcement over the weekend that Vin Scully would return for his 63rd season, and Jaime Jarrin would be back for his 54th, it pales in comparison to any announcement that the other six Dodgers broadcasters will also come back for 2012.
But they will be. The team said so tonight.
Rick Monday, who replaced the late Don Drysdale in the middle of the 1993 season, will come back with Charley Steiner to continue doing games on radio for KABC-AM (790). Monday will start his 27th season, while Steiner, who replaced Ross Porter in 2005, is set to come back for his eighth season.
On the TV end, Eric Collins and Steve Lyons have had their deals renewed. This will be the fourth season for Collins, and the eighth for Lyons, doing games for Prime Ticket and KCAL Channel 9 on the road where Scully stays home.
On the Spanish-language side, Fernando Valenzuela and Pepe Yniguez will come back. Valenzuela, who does all home games and those on the road against NL West opponents, will start his ninth season as a broadcaster, while Yniguez will be in his 15th season.