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They have been providing great radio coverage for the NCAA Regional Baseball tournament June 2-5, 2017 at Blair Field in Long Beach. Tonight is the final game, the rubber match between the host Long Beach Dirtbags and the Texas Longhorns. Winner advances to the Super Regional, and a chance to vie for one of 8 spots in the NCAA College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.
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From Excelle Sports
By Kayla Lombardo
Excelle Sports’ “Faces of the Game” series—in conjunction with Wilson Sporting Goods—gives an inside look into the stories of athletes beyond the field of play.
Jessica Mendoza looks into the lens of a camera comparably to how she used to look into the eyes of an opposing pitcher—with poise and confidence. Now, instead of her self-assured stare coming from the left-handed batter’s box on the softball diamond, it occurs from behind the microphone as a member of ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball broadcast team.
For the two-time Olympic medalist—who last year became the first woman in the broadcast booth for a Major League Baseball game on ESPN—her approach to broadcasting isn’t so different from her former approach to playing softball. The 35-year-old still relies on her preparation and obsession with details in order to stand out.
“The ways I approach watching pitchers and studying batters now, it’s how I did when I was playing,” Mendoza told Excelle Sports in a phone interview just ahead of her SportsCenter assignment for Game 1 of the World Series in Cleveland. “I would watch opposing pitchers and look for their weaknesses, strengths, what they liked to go to. I now find myself obsessed with video footage and wanting to watch it, and a lot of that has to do with how I played and how I was trained.”by
Vin Scully’s leaving the announcer’s booth after 67 (!) years. To give you some context, when Scully first started, Harry Truman was president, Peanuts was in its first year of circulation, and the Dodgers were still in Brooklyn.
Of course, one thing fans have been grumbling about in recent years is the fact that you can’t even watch the Dodgers telecasts (unless you have SportsNet LA, or if the game is televised nationally). But it looks like the baseball gods have rectified things just in time. That’s right: Vin Scully’s last six regular-season games will be shown on KTLA, reports the L.A. Times. What’s also notable is that Scully, who had mostly retired from doing road games, will be at AT&T Park as the Dodgers take on the Giants.
The six games that will be televised on KTLA are: September 23-25 against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium, and September 30-October 2 against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park.
Editor’s note: While Vin’s broadcasts are carried across the country and in Canada, locally, many L.A. fans (those without Time Warner/Charter cable) have been shutout for the past two seasons, after being able to watch nearly every Dodger game with Vin for decades. Small consolation after missing most of his last two seasons, but we’ll take it. 67 years ! Stop and think. Where were you 67 years ago. Right. Be sure to tune in for these last 6 broadcasts. So you can tell people where you were for Vin Scully’s final games. Cue the video recorder. And remember. There is no crying in baseball.