LOS ANGELES, CA SportsNet LA, the exclusive 24/7 TV network of the Los Angeles Dodgers, today announced the network will debut a programming doubleheader tonight with new episodes of Backstage: Dodgers and Connected With…

Leading off the programming block at 8:00 p.m. PT is the network’s weekly behind the scenes documentary series – Backstage: Dodgers – which provides fans with inside access to the team. In the latest installment from SportsNet LA’s signature series, the program will provide viewers with an update on the latest news from spring training, as well as a look back at Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw’s memorable trip to Cuba that took place in December.


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Backstage: Dodgers episodes will debut every Thursday all season long with unrivaled behind the scenes access to players, coaches, executives and Dodger legends inside the clubhouse, outside of the stadium and more.

Immediately following Backstage: Dodgers, SportsNet LA will debut a new episode of its in-depth interview series Connected With… at 8:30 p.m. PT, which will feature host Alanna Rizzo sitting down with Dodgers Pitchers Scott Kazmir, Kenley Jansen, J.P. Howell and Clayton Kershaw. 

Numerous topics are covered in this revealing interview, including Kazmir discussing his road back to the majors after being out of the game, why he chose to sign with the Dodgers, his early impressions of Roberts and what he believes can learn from the other members of the pitching staff.

SportsNet LA is the exclusive 24/7 TV home of the Los Angeles Dodgers that takes fans behind-the-scenes and offers in-depth access into the organization, providing an immersive experience with never-before-seen content and thousands of hours of comprehensive Dodger programming.

The network is available on Time Warner Cable, Charter and Bright House Networks. Unfortunately, no deal has been reached with the larger cable providers at this moment.

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LOS ANGELES, CA SportsNet LA, the exclusive 24/7 TV network of the Los Angeles Dodgers, today announced the network will debut a programming doubleheader tonight with new episodes of Backstage: Dodgers and Connected With…

Leading off the programming block at 8:00 p.m. PT is the network’s weekly behind the scenes documentary series – Backstage: Dodgers – which provides fans with inside access to the team. In the latest installment from SportsNet LA’s signature series, the program will provide viewers with an update on the latest news from spring training, as well as a look back at Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw’s memorable trip to Cuba that took place in December. Kershaw traveled to the island with teammate Yasiel Puig and other MLB players and officials, including Joe Torre and Dave Winfield as part of MLB’s goodwill tour.  One of the unique moments from the trip took place when Kershaw served as an instructor at a youth baseball clinic.  Additionally, as Dave Roberts looks to promote team comradery amongst his players, he assigns pitching prospect,Jose De Leon, a special project which he hopes will bring the team closer together. The ‘backstage cameras’ also capture a special behind the scenes team bonding moment as players attend a Professional Bull Riding event in Phoenix.

Backstage: Dodgers episodes will debut every Thursday all season long with unrivaled behind the scenes access to players, coaches, executives and Dodger legends inside the clubhouse, outside of the stadium and more.  To see a preview of the latest episode visit:  http://bit.ly/223NbY3

Immediately following Backstage: Dodgers, SportsNet LA will debut a new episode of its in-depth interview series Connected With… at 8:30 p.m. PT, which will feature host Alanna Rizzositting down with Dodgers Pitchers Scott Kazmir, Kenley Jansen, J.P. Howell and Clayton Kershaw.  Numerous topics are covered in this revealing interview, including Kazmir discussing his road back to the majors after being out of the game, why he chose to sign with the Dodgers, his early impressions of Roberts and what he believes can learn from the other members of the pitching staff.

Rizzo’s revealing conversation with Kenley Jansen included the pitcher opening up about the frustration he felt starting the 2015 season on the DL.  He also discussed why he wasn’t bothered by the Aroldis Chapman situation because of the honesty and open communication of Dodgers’ President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman.  In addition, Rizzo sat down with J.P. Howell to discuss his decision to pass up potential free agency opportunities and how Adrian Gonzalez inspired him to forgo time off and continue with strenuous, offseason workouts.

The interview also features a funny interaction between Rizzo and Howell as Alanna explained why Dave Roberts’ nickname is “Doc”. 

Lastly, Rizzo caught up with Clayton Kershaw, the staff’s ace, and discussed what it felt like to finally get the proverbial ‘monkey off his back’ by pitching well in the playoffs last season.  He also opens up about the value Kazmir and Maeda bring to the team and if he feels any additional pressure with Greinke no longer on the staff.

To see an exclusive preview of Connected With…Dodgers Pitchers visit: http://bit.ly/1pvLS2E 

SportsNet LA is the exclusive 24/7 TV home of the Los Angeles Dodgers that takes fans behind-the-scenes and offers in-depth access into the organization, providing an immersive experience with never-before-seen content and thousands of hours of comprehensive Dodger programming.  

The network is available on Time Warner Cable, Charter and Bright House Networks. For more information about SportsNet LA or to demand the network from your provider, visit www.sportsnetla.com.  Follow the network on Twitter at @SportsNetLA, Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SportsNetLAand Instagram at @SportsNetLA.

About Time Warner Cable SportsNet LA

Time Warner Cable SportsNet LA launched on February 25, 2014 as a 24/7 regional sports network that takes fans behind-the-scenes – deep into the Dodger organization – providing an immersive experience with thousands of hours of exclusive Dodger programming, including access to more than 160 live game telecasts each season.  SportsNet LA is owned by the Los Angeles Dodgers through American Media Productions, LLC. The network is available to all cable, satellite and telco multichannel providers throughout Southern California, Las Vegas, NV and Hawaii.

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  1. Tntfan13

    Really don’t want to hear about something I don’t have access to

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