What better way to mitigate the Dodgers fans’ crushing disappointment at Manny Ramirez’ suspension than by adding another iconic fan favorite to the roster at Chavez Ravine? But enough about Xavier Paul’s promotion, it seems the Zelasko Monster is once again, gainfully employed. From MLB.com (link swiped from Baseball Think Factory).
The Los Angeles Dodgers will debut their DodgersWIN broadcast on May 20, with former FOX baseball anchor Jeanne Zelasko (above, left) handling the play-by-play duties alongside former Dodger Mark Sweeney, who will serve as the analyst. The program, believed to be the first of its kind in Major League Baseball, will continue for each Wednesday home game for the remainder of the season, with the live audio feed available for free at www.dodgers.com/win.
DodgersWIN (Women’s Initiatives Network) is a network of initiatives to bring women closer to the game and to bring the game closer to their lifestyles. The program, created by Dodger Chief Executive Officer Jamie McCourt, is a fundamental component of the Dodgers’ active participation in the community.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jeanne to the Dodger family,” said McCourt. “Her track record and knowledge of the game speaks for itself, and as a mother, she’ll be able to bring a unique perspective to our WIN broadcasts and help spread her love of baseball to fans around the world.”
Congratulations to the McCourts, as I didn’t think it was possible to come up with something more offensive to women than the “Mother’s Day” trailer shown below. Final word on the topic oughta go to Baseball Think Factory commentator Walt Davis, who wrote “I can certainly see how women wouldn’t relate to the aggressive, bombastic style of Vin Scully.”