Vin Scully to do fewer games, less travel

vin-scully2010-dn.jpgThis weekend the Dodgers announced their broadcast schedule for the upcoming season, and it has a little bit of news. Vin Scully, who at 84 will be broadcasting his 63rd season, will drop the Colorado trips this year and just do the road games in San Francisco, San Diego and Phoenix. I assume he'll also do the Dodgers-Angels games in Anaheim, but he won't go to Seattle for an inter-league series. He will continue his play-by-play on all 81 homes games. "I'm just cutting back a little more on traveling," Scully told the beat reporters last night in Arizona, where he arrived at the Dodgers' camp to do a couple of spring training games. Except in rare instances, Scully hasn't gone east of Denver for games for several years.

Jaime Jarrin, the Dodgers' other longtime broadcaster (54 years), will call every game, home and away, on the Spanish language broadcast. The Dodgers also have a new radio home for this season.

Two-thirds of the games will be on television on PRIME TICKET, and one-third on KCAL 9. National and regional telecasts on FOX and ESPN complete the schedule. On the radio, games will be live on AM 570 Fox Sports Los Angeles, in its first year as the Dodgers flagship station, and in Spanish on Univision Radio's KTNQ 1020.

The Dodgers open the season April 5 in San Diego. Their home opener is April, a Tuesday afternoon game against the Pirates. The Angels and Albert Pujols open their season at home on Friday night, April 6, against the Kansas City Royals. And let's be honest here, I have no idea who the Angels broadcasters are, and you probably don't either. The Angels radio station this year is 830 AM.

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