Welcome Home, Orel Hershiser

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It’s not exactly breaking news because it had been rumored for a few weeks, but now it seems official: Steve Dilbeck reports that Orel Hershiser will leave ESPN to join the new SNLA broadcast team, joining Nomar Garciaparra, who came aboard last week. Hershiser, of course, pitched for the Dodgers from 1983-1994 (and briefly in 2000), was the pitching coach in Texas from 2002-05, and had been at ESPN since 2006. (You might also remember him from “trying to purchase the Dodgers” two years ago.)

It’s not yet certain how Garciaparra and Hershiser will fit into the mix — I cannot imagine the two of them are the new “road team,” because neither are really play-by-play guys — and I can’t say I have strong feelings about Hershiser’s performance with ESPN. That gives him a clean slate, I guess, but by simply not being Steve Lyons, that’s a massive step up.

Dilbeck also adds that Alanna Rizzo, most recently of MLB Network, will join for pre- and post-game shows. Rizzo had been at MLBN since 2012, but before that the Colorado native had been with Fox Sports Rocky Mountain since 2007, including on Rockies coverage. Maybe she just wanted to get away from Coors Field, too?

219 comments
MichaelVickers
MichaelVickers

I'm gonna miss Steve Lyons.  I wish he could stick around in some form.  Eric Collins, on the other hand, should goto the Giants.

Quasimodo
Quasimodo

Mike-Mike-Mike-Mike-Mike-Mike--------------Mike, Lolz! You get it.

DINGERS!
DINGERS!

Quite frankly, if Seattle is as desperate as they seem, then I can easily see Ned pitting them and other desperate teams like Baltimore for a cost effective Ethier.

Just a question of where Choo and Cruz land.

KMT59
KMT59

@Mike Petriello Mike you can put a dish outside your window or if you have one of the balcony apartments you can put it there and if it's the cost every 6 months call and they drop the price just answering the phone

Brett Butler 22
Brett Butler 22

no need for that shot taken at Steve Lyons. The guy is opinionated, but informed and articulate. Never found an issue with him at all. 

Mike Petriello
Mike Petriello moderator

I think I just realized I'm going to have a hard time getting SNLA. Huh.

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

Raiders lost!

*probably, i didnt check. But probably

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

@KMT59 @Mike Petriello that last part is true my wife calls them all the time and the keep dropping the price then when I call and get new shit she yells at me

Brett Butler 22
Brett Butler 22

Lyons did his job, and I thought, pretty well. But more than welcome Orel to the crew. 

DBrim
DBrim moderator

"Informed"

The man thought that home runs are bad.

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

@Mike Petriello you will more than likely be relegated to your mlb account unless you can slingbox it to the east

KMT59
KMT59

@Mike Petriello got to be included in the regional sports package deal...I got all the regions

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

You found me out!!! Noooooo

DBrim
DBrim moderator

Cable (especially with extra packages) is expensive.

KMT59
KMT59

@Mike Petriello @KMT59 I got all the regional sports packages so the if the dodgers don't broadcast I can watch the other feed with our mlb audio