Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Ken Levine, Ron Fairly to be part of Seattle's post-Niehaus radio crew
As we all know, replacing a legendary broadcaster isn't easy — and certainly won't be for the Dodgers on that sad, hopefully far-off day after Vin Scully has called his last game for the team.
Former Dodger Ron Fairly is also among the radio crew. And on the TV side, former Dodger Mike Blowers returns as a color commentator.
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Former Dodger coaches Roy Hartsfield and Carroll Barringer have passed away in recent days, writes Ken Gurnick of MLB.com.
Matt Klaassen of Fangraphs has a dim view of any sort of platoon between Jay Gibbons and Marcus Thames, mainly because of Gibbons.
Though it's primarily a story involving the Padres, Geoff Young's piece at the Hardball Times about how collusion in the 1986-87 offseason affected Tim Raines includes the tidbit that the Dodgers didn't sign a 27-year-old Raines to a three-year deal worth a total of $4.5 million because they were "satisfied with Ken Landreaux." Landreaux then got 37 more hits in his major-league career.