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Dodgers dismiss broadcasters Steve Lyons, Eric Collins

Oct 13, 2013, 3:03 PM EDT

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Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times has the inside scoop:

The Dodgers do not plan to bring Steve Lyons and Eric Collins back to their broadcast team next year.

Lyons had worked on the Dodgers’ television broadcasts for nine years, most recently as an analyst on road games and on pregame and postgame shows.

Collins, with the Dodgers for five years, had served as the play-by-play voice on televised games outside California and Arizona — that is, the games to which Vin Scully did not travel.

The Dodgers will move their television broadcasts to a new team-owned cable channel next season and are getting a head-start on a slight staff makeover.

Vin Scully has already announced that he will be back for the 2014 season and Spanish-language broadcasters Jaime Jarrin, Pepe Yniguez and Fernando Valenzuela are locked in for the new network. The Dodgers have also confirmed the return of radio broadcasters Charley Steiner and Rick Monday.

Lyons addressed his dismissal on his personal Twitter account Saturday afternoon:

  1. smcgaels1997 - Oct 13, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    So what are they gone throw $$ and hire the “best in the business”

    • kingscourt25 - Oct 13, 2013 at 3:41 PM

      The Dodgers are employ the “best in the business”

  2. 4d3fect - Oct 13, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    Maybe they’re working on auditioning talent ( I use the term loosely here) that doesn’t SHOUT AT THE TOP OF ITS LUNGS at you all the time.

    –Maybe not.

    • 18thstreet - Oct 13, 2013 at 3:58 PM

      Maybe they’re looking for someone who doesn’t think hitting homers is a bad strategy in certain situations.

  3. boyofzimmer - Oct 13, 2013 at 4:48 PM

    I understand he’s hurts. However that is the worst metaphor ever. Shattered means broken into many small pieces, you can’t follow that word up with not broken.

    • shadowcell - Oct 13, 2013 at 4:58 PM

      Terminated for abuse of metaphors.

  4. nothanksimdriving123 - Oct 13, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    Hopefully they’ll grab the guy who does the Las Vegas 51s games, Russ Langer. Really good. (No, I’m not him.)

  5. Staff - Oct 13, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    Reblogged this on SoshiTech.

  6. skipcastaneda - Oct 13, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Russ Langer is great! He gets a reward a few times a year and does major league games. Hire him!!!

  7. spyder9669 - Oct 13, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    And they keep the 90 year old snooze fest monotone radio guy

    • lanflfan - Nov 20, 2013 at 1:35 PM

      And your opinion of a good broadcaster is….

      • mrsowlcroft - Dec 3, 2013 at 2:29 PM

        How about someone who pronounces the players’ names correctly? How about someone who travels with the team to do all the games? How about _not_ someone who once said he wanted to retire to spend more time with his wife, then decided he loved baseball more? Or maybe she just doesn’t want him around any more than some of us do.

  8. junglerat524 - Oct 13, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    They couldn’t wait two more games?

  9. eagles512 - Oct 13, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    I will pay anything for them to take mccarthy from the phillies.

  10. liverpoolred04 - Oct 13, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    Y’all can have Chip, in return we’ll take a pair of balls for Fredi Gonzalez

  11. moogro - Oct 13, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    Steve Lyons is a sports tawk radeeeeo kind of guy. Totally unbearable.

  12. micker716 - Oct 13, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    Guessing contracts were up at the end of regular season

  13. mrstpaul - Oct 14, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Poor Steve Lyons. Caught with his pants down again.

  14. mkprz - Oct 17, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    What the heck is this term “Going Yard?”
    It is new this year and it is ridiculously stupid.
    A few broadcasters must be using it and encouraging this new catch phrase.
    I hope it never catches on…

    • lanflfan - Nov 20, 2013 at 1:27 PM

      The phrase “going yard” has been around for at least 10 years. You must not listen to baseball often, or only to very conservative broadcasters, if you have not heard the phrase until recently.

  15. mkprz - Oct 18, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    Kemp $20.8 mi
    Young 18.4 mil/
    Nolasco 11.5 mil.
    League 5.5 mil.

    $56,000,000 for four guys who did nothing for the team.
    Four guys with a quarter of the salary, with no performance.
    People who get paid that much MUST perform period!
    Dodgers are as bad as government contracts.
    Where can I sign up?

    • senioreditor2 - Nov 13, 2013 at 6:08 PM

      Young and Nolasco we prorated amounts, Kemp “earned” 20 and League “earned” 4.5

    • lanflfan - Nov 20, 2013 at 1:34 PM

      Let’s see, off the top of my head, other teams’ bad contracts:
      Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton, Angels
      Vernon Wells, Yankees (contract from Blue Jays)
      Barry Zito, Giants (that one has now ended)
      A-Roid, Rangers and Yankees
      Dan Uggla, Braves
      Nearly every starting pitcher contract over 4 years

      All teams have bad deals, the Dodgers are no different. Fail troll.

  16. lanflfan - Nov 20, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    I never cared for Steve Lyons. He has a ton of energy, but that doesn’t always work when he opens his mouth. He was average, at beast, and hopefully the Dodgers hire a better personality.

    I didn’t mind Collins, but again hopefully they hire a better personality.

  17. mgv38 - Nov 22, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Jaime Jarrin has been doing Dodgers games for only 55 years. Slacker.

  18. nick34adenhart - Nov 26, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    Hmmm worst contracts on a team belong to dodgers…

    Matt kemp 6yr/128million
    Andre ethier 5yr/85million
    Carl crawford 7yr/150million
    Josh beckett 4yr/60milliin

    Now the angels only have two bad contracts
    Albert pujols 10yr/240million
    Josh hamilton 5yr/125million

    Im pretty sure josh has done better than kemp even though kemp got paid more and pujols has produced more than ethier,crawford you do the math

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