Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Dodgers Broadcast Team Collects Hardware

Ken Levine, Eric Karros, Josh Rawitch, Vin Scully, Jaime Jarrin, Fernando Valenzuela, Charley Steiner, Josh Suchon.

Josh Rawitch blogs about awards just handed out by the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Association, and the Dodgers cleaned up:

Vin Scully was receiving the President's Award from the organization and Jim Hill was put into the Hall of Fame and both gave very moving speeches but the event turned into an impromptu lovefest for Vin that has rarely been equaled. It seemed that everyone who won an award talked at length about Vin's role in their career and he was clearly humbled by the whole thing. He really is as classy as any individual I've ever been around and we are all very fortunate to have him be the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Other key Dodger people who won awards were Vin for best TV and radio play by play announcer, Jaime Jarrin for Spanish-language broadcaster, Ken Levine for talk show host (he gave props to Josh Suchon, his partner) and Eric Karros for pre or postgame host. We're proud of all of them, and a personal shout out goes to Nancy Mazmanian, formerly of the Angels, who won the "High Five" award. And lots of love went out to the memory of Rory Markas, among others who we lost this year.

Congrats to all! Levine adds this award to the Emmy he won as a producer on "Cheers." You can read his reaction here.

photo by Jon SooHoo/Dodgers


Casey Lombardo said...

Notably absent are Steve Lyons and Eric Collins...

Greg Finley said...

I am shocked (shocked!) that they didn't included Rick Monday. Oh wait, no I'm not.