SportsNet LA to televise live nightly show, 22 Dodgers spring games


Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully will call the opening game on SportsNet LA, on Feb. 26 against Arizona.

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers new network SportsNet LA isn't yet with any carriers besides Time Warner Cable, but for those able to watch there will be plenty of live content throughout spring training.

The Dodgers plan to have an hour-long live show every day during spring training, and will televise 22 spring training games, one for every day they play. Vin Scully will call the opening game, on Feb. 26 against the Diamondbacks at Salt River Fields, one day after the launch of the network.

"It is an incredible honor to have the remarkable opportunity to call the very first game on the Dodger network," Scully said in a statement. "The Dodgers’ new ownership group has done a wonderful job assembling a team to make SportsNet LA what every Dodger fan deserves, a television network just for them. I’m humbled to be a part of it."

The Dodgers play 21 Cactus League games in 19 days, and SportsNet LA will televise 19 of those games live, leaving off one of the two games on the two split-squad days of March 8 and 15. The three freeway series games against the Angels from March 27-29 will also be televised live on the network.

Scully will also call spring games on March 9 and March 16, in addition to the two regular season games in Australia on March 22-23 and the two freeway series games at Dodger Stadium on March 27-28, per Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times,

The hour-long nightly show will be called Access SportsNet: Dodgers and will air each night at 7 p.m. PT. The live show will feature John Hartung hosting from the studios in El Segundo, alongside Charley Steiner, Orel Hershiser, and/or Nomar Garciaparra. In addition, Jerry Hairston and Alanna Rizzo will be a part of the show, which will also feature produced segments and behind-the-scenes pieces.

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