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Dodgers Joe Davis, Broadcast Team Competing for Top Announcer Spot

Vote Team Jorel!

Dodgers broadcasters (L-R) Nomar Garciaparra, Joe Davis, Orel Hershiser at Dodger Stadium.

Dodgers fans, it’s time to rock the vote for a very deserving broadcast team. Joe Davis and Orel Hershiser — team Jorel — along with Nomar Garciaparra are on the list for the 2019 edition of Awful Announcing’s “Rate the Local MLB Announcers” series.

As AA notes, the Dodgers long ruled the rankings as Los Angeles was blessed with Vin Scully for decades. Now, lead by the voice of one of baseball’s top-5 sports media talents under 40, the entire broadcast needs your love.

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Polls are open now and will run through 10 PM ET/7 PM PT on August 9th, 2019. The full rankings will be released on August 12th.

Written by Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream.

He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future.

He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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  1. You left off the two best choices for Dodger broadcasters. My vote would be the radio boys of Charlie Steiner and Rick Monday in a simulcast every day.

    • Yes, they have “radio voices” which makes the game more interesting, the TV guys are BORING!

    • With a radio broadcast there has to be so much more description so that the listeners can really be part of the game. When you compare the Joe vs Charlie narrative of Muncy’s walk off double on Sunday, wow..you could visualize everything from Charlie’s words…all I remember from Joe was with regard to Cory Seager “is he fast enough”…well..ok
      I will take Charlie and Rick any day over Joe and Orel. It’s all in the narrative.

    • Steiner is terrible. He should have stuck to boxing. Monday is excellent but he needs a new play by play partner.

    • Charlie is the WORST announcer of all time. not only does he have a face for radio his voice is akin to fingernails on a chalkboard.

  2. Clint,
    Comparatively speaking, they really are better than the others.

    However, they do have a tendency to go on forever with extraneous off game chit chat, long winded & much, much too detailed information about the players backgrounds & hair, often trying to be funny when they’re not. In the meantime the game in front of them often gets ignored and then I press ‘mute’.

    Having said that, I watched a recent Dodger game on YouTube and announcers Scott Braun & Ben Davis were unbearable, as are most of the other networks. Especially Braun, he’s simply a whiny faker who knows too little about baseball and ignores the game in progress. And oh that annoying ‘The east coast & NYC are everything’ Bob Costas.

    So yes; Davis, Hershiser, & Garciaparra are better, much better.

  3. Since Joe Davis is really the play-by-play announcer, it’s ridiculous how much play-by-play is missed. So much chatter about hair products and, honestly, Joe cannot tell a story—he sounds bored. I guess the final blow came last year in a 15 inning game vs the Giants when Joe and Orel talked more about how long the game was and that they wanted to get home. I suspect there are a lot of excellent broadcasters who would jump at the opportunity to have their jobs and be truly excited and not complain about the game length.

  4. For one thing, I do not understand Orel Hershiser by the way he speaks. Joe Davis tries to do a good job but both of them are constantly talking all the time and it gets old while watching a game. Sometimes, I have to put mute on to watch the game and not listen to their ridiculous comments about everything. I like Orel he did a good job as a player, but he is not the best for this type of job. We realize there will never be another Vin Scully again; however I think both Spectrum and the Dodgers could get better announcers.

  5. As a 65 year Dodger fan, I have become very critical of baseball announcers over the years. Of course, I have been spoiled having listened to Mel Allen, Les Keiter, Red Barber, Ross Porter, Jerry Doggett, and the greatest of them all, Mr. Scully. The Dodger T.V, voices are very, very good, and as Davis gets more years under his belt, this team will excel. Orel has come a long way as a “voice”, but he is intelligent and articulate, and a compassionate Dodgers. Rick Monday is also excellent; he has a wonderful timbre to his voice. Charlie is Charlie, and that is not meant to be negative. He is an enthusiastic gentleman, and even if some of his calls miss the mak, he is fun to listen to. Go Blue!!!

  6. Nomar is the best of this group and should have the position now filled by Orel. Less bologna and more “radio” style commentary from the T.V. announcers.

    • Your kidding of course. Nomad has little to say unless prompted, and gives one absolutely no insight into the thinking, alignment or defensive strategies that might be employed. Really just not the right man for the job. He has got to replaced, because as a color man, he needs to speak after doing his homework, not just react to the play-by-play announcer

  7. Let’s not forget that Tim Neverett and Rick Monday make pretty good team on the radio side when Charlie is off….

  8. I really like Davis and Hershiser. They seem to really enjoy each other’s company and compliment each other.

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