On Friday, the Dodgers announced the return of announcer, Joe Davis, along with the addition of Stephen Nelson who will join their current cast of broadcasters and analysts. Last year, Davis started calling national games as Fox Sport’s lead announcer after Joe Buck left the network to work for ESPN.
With his new role, Davis now covers MLB’s premier events like the All-Star Game and World Series. He also provides coverage of the NFL playoffs and most recently called the Wild Card game between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers.
He recently joined High Heat with Alanna Rizzo and Chris Russo on MLB Network where he chatted about his first taste of calling playoff football games.
“It is what I’ve dreamt of. If you had asked me as a kid what I want to do, I would’ve said, ‘I want to call the World Series. I want to call the biggest games on the biggest networks.’ The NFL stuff, last week was my first NFL playoff game, and man it was incredible.
With these additional obligations, he has less time to cover the Dodgers in comparison to years prior.
The play-by-play announcer will have more help this season as Stephen Nelson joins the SportsNet LA television broadcast team for 2023 to fill in for Davis when needed.
Nelson is a current MLB Network host and is expected to cover over 50 home and road games. He has experience working for NBC Sports, YouTube, and Apple TV+.
Along with the new addition, fans can expect the return of Orel Hershiser, Nomar Garciaparra, Eric Karros, Jessica Mendoza, Tim Neverett, and Dontrelle Willis in the booth.
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