Dodgers play-by-play announcer Joe Davis and color analyst Orel Hershiser are quite the duo. The pairing’s report is evident on-air as they inform and entertain Dodger fans each game.
Davis appeared on ESPN LA’s Mason & Ireland show last week to discuss the Dodgers and his relationship with Orel Hershiser. Not surprisingly, Davis had nothing but glowing things to say about his broadcast-mate.
Everyday I learn something from him [Hershiser]. I’m lucky that I pretty much spend every minute of every day with him. I get to learn from him all day long.
A Fast Learner
Davis has been a quick study of the art of broadcasting. He began calling national televised events at the age of 24. Davis called college baseball, basketball, football, hockey and softball games for ESPN. The Michigan native joined Fox Sports in 2014 to call college football, college basketball, and the MLB.
In the winter of 2015, he was hired to call Dodger road games for SportsNet LA for the 2016 season.
A Close Relationship
Pairing Davis with a household Dodger name like Hershiser has been a success. The two complement each other well. Davis frames the moment and Hershier fills it in with his wealth of knowledge and experience.
Davis continued to expand on the value of working alongside a baseball lifer like Hershiser. The two have a very strong relationship in and out of the press box.
This is gonna sound sappy, but I learn about life from him. He’s one of the most important people in my life. Probably outside of my parents and my wife, he’s the next guy.
Nothing will ever compare to Scully, but the Davis-Hershiser pairing has been well received by the Dodger faithful.
The strong relationship between the broadcast team is a big reason why.