Let me begin by stating the facts: I am an Angel fan, not a Dodger fan. However, I am a native Californian and will, therefore, root for the Dodgers when a Dodger win does not conflict with my aforementioned fan loyalty. Now that that is out of the way, this is my gripe and I am curious to know what Dodger fans think about it.
When the Dodgers played their series against the Red Sux, I tuned in on the radio to keep track of the game while watching the Angels play on televsion. Immediately I thought I had tuned in to the wrong frequency because of the praise the announcers were heaping on the Red Sux players. Wasn't 790 KABC the Dodgers' radio network? The announcers went on and on about the merits of Pedroia, Youkilis, et al, until I was forced to shut the damn thing off. I figured the broadcast must have been national, not local, hence the biased east coast announcers. Then, when the Dodgers squared off against the hated Yankess, again I tuned in to the games but only to find the same pathetic east coast fawning over Jeter and A-Fraud until again I had to throw the cursed machine across the room, rendering it just as useless in tiny bits on the floor as it was to me while listening to the game with it in one piece on the table. Who were these anti-Dodgers calling the games? I looked the information up on the Dodgers website and discovered it was Charlie Steiner and Rick Monday (former Dodger great!). How could this be?
So, my question is, did I just tune in at a bad time? I love Vin Scully, and when the Dodgers and Angels play each other I relish the opportunity to hear an Angel game called by the great one, and I am convinced that I would not have heard all that slobbering over the Red Sux and Yankees if Vin had been calling those games. Now, I don't want a total 'homer' calling a game to the point of being blind to the truth, but as a fan, I do want to hear more about my guys than about the opponents. So what do you Dodger fans think? I'm not trying to dis your announcers, but I truly was disappointed. Having said all of that, I think the Dodgers have a great team this year and should go very far. Good Luck.