Steiner-Monday duo coming back for more

Photos: Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

Photos: Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

By Jon Weisman

Rick Monday and Charley Steiner have signed new multiyear contracts to remain the Dodgers’ radio broadcast team.

“Rick and Charley have been a great team in the broadcast booth,” Dodger executive vice president and chief marketing officer Lon Rosen said. “The combination of the two talents over the past 12 years has provided Dodger fans a thoroughly enjoyable journey through each and every game. We look forward to them continuing for many years to come.”

The pair will continue calling games on the Dodgers’ flagship station AM 570 LA Sports and across the Dodger radio network.

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Monday, 70, is in his 24th season as a Dodger broadcaster and his 32nd with the organization, the first eight as a player.

“I have been privileged over the years to call the Dodgers family and Dodger Stadium home, and my broadcast partner my friend,” said Monday. “I’m really looking forward to continuing this great experience with all of our wonderful fans.”

Steiner’s career in broadcasting began in 1969 and included 14 years with ESPN and three with the New York Yankees before landing in Los Angeles.

“From the time I was seven years of age, back when the Dodgers were in Brooklyn, all I ever wanted to be was an announcer for the Dodgers,” said Steiner. “And to continue on in a place that I love, with a partner who is a good friend, and spending the last dozen years with Vin, there isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t pinch myself.”

6 Comments

Hooray! Continuity is an essential thing for building devotion, and this news will definitely help dull the pain of Vin’s departure at the end of the season. At least a little bit… 🙂 Go Rick & Charley!

Would really like Charley to do TV when Vin isn’t there………

Can you please tell me what is the status of Kevin Kennedy with the Dodgers? I love his knowledge and contributions to the game.

This is great. All they need to do now is convince Vin to come back too!

This is absolutely the worst news any Dodger fan could learn. I don’t think there is a worse announcer in any sport than Charley Steiner. Paired with Rick Monday, they are a couple of schoolboys in the booth sharing their inside humor. The game only gets in the way of their senseless banter and giggling. I am all for loyalty, but I think they are both awful. So sorry that the “Powers that Be” don’t actually listen to these guys with an objective ear. They are probably great guys, but they are not good baseball broadcasters. Period.

Congratulations, they deserve it.

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