In L.A., Chris Erskine wrote Time Warner Cable should have shown "a little heart (and a conscience)" by replaying on Thursday Dodgers P Clayton Kershaw's no-hitter he threw on Wednesday "with access to all blacked-out TV outlets." With the Dodgers off Thursday night, such a "show of faith" would have eased "fan frustration over the season-long standoff" over carriage negotiations with cable distributors. At the "very least, it would be some positive PR for a company in need of some." The audience for Wednesday's no-hitter on TWC SportsNet LA was a "miserly" 0.6 local rating and 52,000 viewers (LATIMES.com, 6/19).
DELL COMPUTES HER NEW JOB: New CBS NFL sideline reporter Jenny Dell said that she is "more than ready to make the switch from baseball to football." In Boston, Gayle Fee notes Dell "provided gridiron grist" around "MNF" for ESPN and ESPN.com. Dell hopes that she "can set aside her loyalty to the Patriots." She said jokingly, "It’s going to be tough to become unbiased again." Dell said that she also is "trying to wrap her head around the once-a-week football schedule, as opposed to the 162-game baseball grind" that she faced when working for NESN (BOSTON HERALD, 6/20).
GOOD ON YA, JIM! Warriors broadcaster Jim Barnett on Twitter this week announced that he will "be doing 'all games' on the Warriors' telecasts next season" after the club in April announced he would only call a limited number of games. In S.F., Bruce Jenkins writes credit the Warriors "for correcting their big mistake." Over the course of recent months, Barnett's role for the '14-15 season "transitioned from 'zero' to 'a few games' to 'most of the games' to 'same as before.'" For now, this "works well for everyone, and let's hope the Sharks are listening after their inexplicable dismissal" of TV analyst Drew Remenda. Jenkins: "Never lose sight of the majority opinion" (S.F. CHRONICLE, 6/20).