== Worth noting about expanded coverage of everything around the post season is how the Dodgers’ Facebook Live pages have been jumping in exposure at this point in the process.
The Dodgers report nearly a half-million views in joint content on Facebook Live from “Dodger Insider” (180,000), SportsNet LA’s “Leadoff LA” (95,000) and “Access SportsNet” postgame (204,000) around Game 1. Content begins two hours before each game and expands to 90 minutes after each game.
The coverage features the SNLA usual team of John Hartung, Orel Hershiser, Normar Garciaparra, Jerry Hairston Jr., Ned Colletti, Alanna Rizzo and even Joe Davis when he’s available.
It’s a chance for those who don’t have SNLA to see what’s there on a regular-season basis. And then be frustrated all over again.
Vin Scully says he doesn’t expect to be back out on the field again after last night’s special momenthttps://t.co/r7Nep41BdC
— AM 570 LA Sports (@AM570LASports) October 27, 2017
== As per a 15-minute conversation with Petros Papadakis and Matt Smith on Thursday’s KLAC-AM (570) show, Vin Scully said his appearance during the World Series Game 2 first-pitch ceremony may be the last time he’s out at the park to do that kind of public event again.
“I don’t expect to be back out on the field or do anything like that again. It was a remarkable conclusion to a career.”
The entire interview at this link …
And if anyone in L.A. was concerned that the Scully appearance seemed a little too provincial, it’s easy to forget his national charm based on his years of doing NBC World Series calls. A comment from Chicago’s Dan Bernstein: “It could have come off as cheesy, mawkish or contrived, but it didn’t because of the grace, professionalism and note-perfect stage timing of Scully himself. He made it work …”
— 15 Seconds of Fame (@15SOF) October 25, 2017
== Through a new app called 15SOF — that’s shorthand for 15 Seconds of Fame — someone who has been captured in a TV shot during Fox’s World Series coverage is able to retrieve and preserve that moment.
Yes, that could be you in the Dodger Stadium pavilion reaching for a home run ball.
It works this way: Download the app in iTunes or Google Play, take a selfie, and the technology will filter crowd shots and then alert you if it finds a match. Up to you if you want to share it from there.
Maybe a little creepy, definitely a cool thing to access. All depends on how much you’re trying to lay low and not want to be discovered.
Because in Hollywood, that’s usually the case.
The company reached a deal with MLBAM to have this available for the World Series, but has already had deals with the NFL, NBA, NHL and Big Ten Network do this during special events and postseason games. It’s an app that has also been used with some teams to capture video-board appearance as well as at music festivals, college graduations and 5K races.
Kobe Bryant recently joined the company as an advisor, and sports reporter/journalist Armen Keteyian is on the 15SOF board of directors, calling this “the best idea for in-stadium fan engagement I’ve ever encountered. Capturing and finding ways to deliver and monetize live moments has become the holy grail in sports and live events.”
More info: www.15sof.com.