LOS ANGELES, CA - SportsNet LA is the exclusive 24/7 TV network of the Los Angeles Dodgers that takes fans behind-the-scenes of the team and offers in-depth access into the organization, providing an immersive experience with never-before-seen content and thousands of hours of comprehensive Dodger programming. This Sunday, August 24 at 5:00 p.m., SportsNet LA will debut "Larry King At Bat With Eric Karros," as the Dodger legend tells the talk show king about his playing career, his broadcasting career, Vin Scully, Tommy Lasorda and his thoughts on steroids. The hour-long episode debuts following SportsNet LA's live coverage of the Dodgers game against the Mets.
Karros spent 14 years in the Major Leagues and 12 seasons with the Dodgers. He is the Los Angeles Dodgers' all-time home run leader and won 1992 National League Rookie of the Year award, among many other honors. He now works as a baseball color commentator.
A preview of "Larry King At Bat With Eric Karros" is available at http://www.sportsnetla.com/content/snla/shows/larry-king-at-bat-dodgers-show.nbz6QfQVRsj0.html.
Quote excerpts from the episode include:
On Tommy Lasorda: "The thing that separates successful managers from others is the ability to get their guys in the clubhouse to believe in them and basically to run through a wall for them, and Tommy was that guy."
On baseball broadcasters: "What makes a good color man? A great play-by-play man. Really…a play-by-play man can make the color guy look great or just absolutely make him look horrendous."
On steroids: "I would say I was tempted, but I was so scared to do it that I didn't...If I would have been the 24th or 25th guy on the team, where [it's] the difference between playing in Albuquerque or the Dodgers, or I'm not a starter…I can't sit here and say that I wouldn't have done it or tried it. I can't."
The "Larry King At Bat" series features the iconic, award-winning TV and radio personality and lifelong Los Angeles Dodgers fan interviewing celebrities, baseball legends, Dodger personalities and other luminaries. Subjects to date have included Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Orel Hershiser, Tommy Lasorda, Conan O'Brien and Joe Torre.