This season will be like no other, and that includes how games are broadcasted. Dodgers’ broadcaster Orel Hershiser talked about how different things will be for him and Joe Davis in 2020.
Hershiser made an appearance on Dodgers’ pitcher Ross Stripling’s Big Swing podcast this week. Along with co-host Cooper Surles, the three of them talked about what can be expected for this year. As it turns out, the broadcast booth won’t be going far for games.
We’re gonna do every game from the broadcast booth at Dodger Stadium. Even when the teams on the road, we’ll be doing it by monitors. We’ll have probably the same four, five people in the booth so we’ll all be tested and we’ll always be like a family that we’ve already been tested, we’re fine.
The good news is that it sounds like the Dodgers are being extra careful with their staff’s health. But it sure does sound like a complicated job to call games from a television monitor. Hershiser also made it a point to recognize the trust that is going into this year, both from their booth and other teams.
We gotta trust each other when we go home to stay safe and not bring it into the booth. And it’s gonna be tough, because we’re gonna be taking the road feed…normally we’re not gonna know what’s popping up on the screen, we’re gonna be trusting the director of the opposing team on the road games.
When we say this season will be unlike any other, we absolutely mean it. But the fact that we get the voices of the Dodgers on-air will make it feel a little bit more normal. Above all, we get baseball back in hopefully the safest possible way.