While the Los Angeles Dodgers continue to add to their roster, it’s their new cable channel SportsNet LA that many are waiting for more information on. Last week a billboard was prematurely released on the side of the 405 freeway that had the launch date for February 25 and the Dodgers had it covered up for now.
Still, an official launch date hasn’t been announced and Time Warner Cable has yet to reach out to cable/satellite providers as fans are hoping they can watch every single Dodger game this season. Speaking to Bill Shaikin of the LA Times, Dodgers president Stan Kasten provided great news about Spring Training games on the channel:
Kasten: Every spring training game will be on SportsNet LA, #Dodgers new cable channel.
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) January 15, 2014
Pitchers and catchers will report to Camelback Ranch on February 8 while the first full squad workout will take place six days later on the 14th. The Dodgers take on the Arizona Diamondbacks February 26 in their first Spring Training game of the year. The Dodgers have also learned in the past week or so that they’ll be moved to three ESPN Sunday night games as they’ve become a marquee draw for baseball fans everywhere.
In addition to talking about SportsNet LA, Kasten said he hopes to have a deal in place with Clayton Kershaw by Friday’s salary arbitration filing deadline and reiterated that no two contracts affect each other. It’s particularly telling that Kasten had so much to say since he usually doesn’t discuss contracts or possible free agent signees.
It’s a good time to be a Dodgers fan.
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