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Vin Scully Laps KFWB

VinScullyDodgerStadiumLiving legend Vin Scully was born in 1927. Two years after the launch of Los Angeles AM radio station KFWB, originally owned by a group that included Warner Bros. co-founder Sam Warner.

All these years later, there was on the west coast the equivalent of a media “safe” call for Scully and a base-path-umpires-appeal “out” verdict for KFWB. While the 86-year-old broadcaster announced Tuesday that he is returning for another glorious season of radio and TV work in 2015, KFWB indicated last Friday that it will be switching to a mostly syndicated all-sports format in September. (The radio station, currently owned by CBS and held in a FCC-rules related trust, adopted its current all-news approach in 1968.)

We’re a bit surprised that at press time, neither the LA Register or LA Times appear to have reported on the KFWB switch. Although both papers rely mostly on freelance radio columnists now, this is media news that merits a scheduled editorial calendar pre-empt.

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Sandy Koufax Still Won’t Reveal What He Did on Yom Kippur in 1965

ShutterstoclYomKippurIsraelIt wasn’t a big deal – at first. As The Jewish Week reporter Steve Lipman notes in his rare interview with Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax at the Dodgers’ spring training facility in Arizona, when the athlete turned down Game One of the 1965 World Series because the contest with the Minnesota Twins fell on Yom Kippur, the decision made a minor NYC media impression:

The New York Times and New York Post reported matter-of-factly that he would miss the start because that day was “the holiest Jewish holiday.” The Daily News was on strike that week. This newspaper’s predecessor, the Jewish Week & American Examiner, made no mention of the game.

But, through word of mouth in Jewish circles, everyone knew. Over time, that game assumed mythic proportions.

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Matt Kemp Travels to Sesame Street

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp is the latest local athlete to pay a visit to Sesame Street, appearing on the iconic children’s show Thursday.

And since the kid inside of you is wondering, the word of the day was attach.

As in I hope the surgeon who performed offseason shoulder surgery on Kemp made sure to attach it back to his body.

[H/T Big League Stew]

Dodgers, Time Warner Announce Network

Get ready for a whole lot of Los Angeles Dodgers starting in 2014.

The Dodgers formally announced their new regional sports network in partnership with Time Warner Cable called SportsNet LA. Pending MLB approval, the deal is for 25 years and will be worth between $7-8 billion for the Dodgers, according to the LA Times. It ends a long back-and-forth affair between the Dodgers, Time Warner and Fox Sports on the future home of the baseball team after their contract ended later this year.

“We concluded last year that the best way to give our fans what they want — more content and more Dodger baseball — was to launch our own network,” Dodgers chairman Mark Walter said in a statement. “The creation of AMP will provide substantial financial resources over the coming years for the Dodgers to build on their storied legacy and bring a World Championship home to Los Angeles. Just as we are actively transforming the team and the stadium, we want the Dodgers to be exhibited on the very best sports network in the country — one that will provide an unrivaled fan experience.”

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Video: Vin Scully’s Unique First Pitch

Thursday at Dodger Stadium was Vin Scully bobblehead night, and the  broadcast legend was asked to throw out the first pitch.

You didn’t really expect the 84-year-old to throw out his arm by tossing from the mound, did you?

The Power of Vin: A.J. Ellis Trends in the U.S.

Vin Scully is getting quite the education on Twitter this week.

After reading Shane Victorino‘s tweet on Tuesday, the 84-year-old broadcaster wanted to get Los Angeles Dodger catcher A.J. Ellis trending on Twitter.

In a matter of minutes, Ellis was trending in the U.S., much to the delight on Scully.

By the way, Ellis hit two home runs on Friday as the Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 6-1.

As Expected, Vin Scully Hasn’t Heard of Twitter

Welcome to 2012, Vin Scully.

The 84-year-old voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers read a tweet sent out by newly acquired outfielder Shane Victorino during Tuesday’s broadcast. Based on his awkward delivery, this was likely Scully’s introduction to the wonderful world of Twitter.

This clip is all the proof I need to know that @VinScully is an impostor.

Matt Kemp Featured on HBO’s Real Sports

Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp is profiled on Tuesday’s episode of HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.

Correspondent Jon Frankel spoke to Kemp about adjusting to his new Hollywood lifestyle and the pressure he faces now that he’s the face of the franchise after signing a $160 million contract.

Real Sports debuts on HBO at 10 p.m.

You Aren’t the Only One with Crappy Cell Reception at Dodger Stadium

If you’ve been to Dodger Stadium in recent years, you probably know just how awful the cell phone reception is inside Chavez Ravine.

Jon Weisman of Dodger Thoughts decided to poll his Twitter followers on their experiences with using cell phones at Dodger Stadium.

The consensus? Cell service sucks:

Your First Look at the Vin Scully Bobblehead

Earlier this year, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully would get his own bobblehead during the 2012 season.

Well, here it is — Scully’s bobblehead night is Aug. 30 when the Dodgers host the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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