Eric Collins and Steve Lyons, who have been the TV pairings on Dodgers’ road telecasts in place of Vin Scully for the last five seasons, will not be returning to the team’s broadcast team, two sources within the organization confirmed.
Lyons, a broadcaster with the Dodgers the last nine seasons, sent out a tweet early Saturday that confirmed: “I will not return with the Dodgers in any role in ’14. Shattered, but not broken. I still LOVE this team.”
During the final Dodgers telecast on Prime Ticket on Sept. 29, Lyons thanked Fox Sports president Ed Goren for giving him his start 15 years prior “even though they eventually had to fire me.” Lyons thanked the Dodger fans for “letting me talk about my passion.”
After a 17-year partnership with Prime Ticket for covering the team’s games, the Dodgers plan to expand their broadcasting needs starting next season when their SportsNet L.A. channel launches, with the help of Time Warner Cable. The Dodgers plan to have studio shows airing 24/7 around games.