Monday, October 3, 2011
Dodgers move to AM 570
The Dodgers made official today their move from KABC 790 AM to KLAC 570 AM, beginning next season.
The new three-year deal puts Vin Scully and the Dodgers on an all-sports station for the first time in years. The deal calls for all regular season games plus "at least seven Spring Training games."
DodgerTalk will air for at least one hour after every game, with an hourlong exhibition season program airing at 7 p.m. from the start of Spring Training until Opening Day. There was no immediate word whether Josh Suchon and Joe Block would be part of the transition, although I have trouble believing anyone doesn't want them included.
In other news and notes:
ESPNLosAngeles.com and Tony Jackson have offered a poll where you can decide which Dodgers you would keep and which you would "trash." I always find these kinds of questions hard to answer when you don't know what the cost would be in many cases — I wouldn't trash Jamey Carroll, but I wouldn't go crazy trying to keep him either — but my biggest question is how Matt Kemp would have fared in such a poll a year ago.
The fan vote for the Hank Aaron Awards for the best hitters in the National and American Leagues has begun. We can finally settle the question of who is more deserving: Matt Kemp or Cameron Maybin.
The Dodgers have asked federal bankruptcy judge Kevin Gross to reconsider the exclusion of evidence on how Major League Baseball has dealt with other teams. Wrote Craig Calcaterra of Hardball Talk: "Motions for reconsideration just never, ever work. They’re the litigation equivalent of my son saying “but DAAAAAD!”