Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times is reporting that Nomar Garciaparra will join the Dodgers broadcast team. In January 2013, Time Warner Cable announced they had secured the Dodgers television rights and announced plans for a Dodgers channel called SportsNet LA. Although Time Warner Cable and the Dodgers have made no official announcement, Dilbeck is reporting Garciaparra is expected to be part of the pregame and post-game team.
This is on the heels of Fox Sports reporting that the Dodgers are also pursuing Orel Hershiser to be part of the broadcast booth. It has been reported that Hershiser's contract with ESPN will expire soon. Hershiser would definitely be an upgrade from Steve Lyons during Dodger road broadcasts. Additionally, Garciaparra will also be a major upgrade over Steve Lyons during pre and post-game shows. It will be interesting to see the new channel take shape.
This signing will take place at Frank & Son and is being promoted by Hall of Fame Sports as part of their Holiday Open House. Also appearing are Lou Brock, Bob Gibson, Maury Wills, and Sweet Lou Johnson.
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