Home and Away

With mlb.com’s radio subscription, I find that I enjoy listening to the opponents’ broadcasts, not just for the variety, but also because I’ve never really warmed to the local guys here in Denver.  I guess I’ve been spoiled by Jon Miller and Joe Angel all those years for the Orioles.  I always liked Charlie Steiner at ESPN, and have kind of missed him since he left to go do the Bums games.

In any case, on tonight’s KABC broadcast for the Dodgers, the LA Federation of Labor was running pro-union ads, not only boosting “union jobs,” but also putting pressure on Diane Feinstein to vote for the Employee Forced Collectivization Act.  The spot claimed that it would make it easier for workers to unionize, which is indisputably true, although it would be more accurate to say that it would make it easier for unions to force workers into unions.

Still, it’s an interesting place to be advertising.  The Los Angeles Dodgers have never really had an image as a blue-collar team, unlike the Brooklyn Dodgers.  So it’s unclear how much of their target audience the Lords of Labor are reaching with these spots.

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