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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Larry King to Host ‘At Bat’ Show For the Dodgers Network

Hello…Manuel, no longer in Chavez Ravine…you’re on the air!

Larry King bleeds blue for his beloved Los Angeles Dodgers and even celebrated his 80th birthday at the stadium last November.

Now, the lifelong fan will become one of the faces of the team as he hosts Larry King at Bat, a new series premiering March 18 at 7 p.m for the SportsNet LA channel, which launched today.

A season ticket holder and a fan since the Dodgers played in Brooklyn (they moved to L.A. in 1957, which shows what a dedicated supporter he is), King plans to combine his decades of broadcast experience with his love of the game by interviewing celebrities, baseball legends and beloved Dodger luminaries.

“I have been a Dodger fan all my life. I am happy to be a part of SportsNet LA, the new 24/7 Dodgers television network,” said King at a news conference Tuesday.

“With my love of sports and my interviewing skills, I think it will be a happy combo. I am looking forward to a great year!”

Repoz Posted: February 26, 2014 at 05:33 AM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Rob_Wood Posted: February 26, 2014 at 06:23 AM (#4662648)
I remember when Larry King's all-night radio show went national. I think it was in the 1970's. First hour was current events (politics) and then it was a free-for-all (anything goes). Many nights he would spin tales of the old Brooklyn Dodgers and 1950's baseball. I loved it and have had a soft spot for Larry ever since.
   2. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: February 26, 2014 at 06:36 AM (#4662649)
"The more I think about Vin Scully, the more I like him."

"If you only see one film the rest of your life it should be "Mickey Blue Eyes"."
   3. donlock Posted: February 26, 2014 at 08:58 AM (#4662669)
"Is there anything better than waffles with chocolate syrup?"

Didn't Larry make up a story that he hung out with Sandy Koufax in Brooklyn in the early days and finally had to stop saying that since it wasn't true and they had never met at the time?
   4. BochysFingers Posted: February 26, 2014 at 09:51 AM (#4662705)
I have a hard time separating actual King quotes with those of Norm MacDonald's portrayal of him.

"I have no respect for arsonists".
   5. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 26, 2014 at 10:06 AM (#4662720)
"When it comes to window blinds, vertical blinds are terrific, but so are horizontal."
   6. JimMusComp misses Jerry Dipoto... Posted: February 26, 2014 at 10:30 AM (#4662746)
If you can only see one SNL bit, make it Norm MacDonald doing Larry King Live.
   7. Bote Man sez $/yr not yr/$$ Posted: February 26, 2014 at 09:11 PM (#4663264)
The phone-in topic today: "Ghosts and Ghostbusting." The controversy builds, more sightings are reported, some maintain that these professional paranormal eliminators in New York are the cause of it all...
   8. AndrewJ Posted: February 26, 2014 at 09:28 PM (#4663270)
Didn't Larry make up a story that he hung out with Sandy Koufax in Brooklyn in the early days and finally had to stop saying that since it wasn't true and they had never met at the time?

Larry claimed that back in the day, he and Sandy made a late-night drive from Brooklyn to a Carvel's in New Haven that Sandy supposedly loved. Sandy later said he'd never been to New Haven in his life.
   9. cardsfanboy Posted: February 26, 2014 at 09:46 PM (#4663275)
If you can only see one SNL bit, make it Norm MacDonald doing Larry King Live.

Outside of the News Segments (which is about the one constant great thing of SNL over the years) it has to be the Jeopardy skits...they never missed. But yes Norm McDonald was underrated in his time there.
   10. Bote Man sez $/yr not yr/$$ Posted: February 26, 2014 at 10:33 PM (#4663287)
Norm MacDonald has a screw loose. Seriously.

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