Dodgers Broadcaster Joe Davis Excited To Highlight Diamondbacks & Rangers In World Series

When the 2023 MLB postseason began earlier this month, not many would have predicted the Arizona Diamondbacks and Texas Rangers meeting in the World Series.

The 84-win Diamondbacks were the final Wild Card team in the National League, and the Rangers were fresh off a late-season collapse that cost them the American League West title.

Yet, both teams caught fire and swept their respective Wild Card and Division Series matchups. The Diamondbacks then overcame a 2-0 deficit in the NL Championship Series, and the Rangers rebounded after falling behind 3-2 to the Houston Astros.

Although the Diamondbacks-Rangers World Series matchup is not expected to be a TV ratings bonanza, Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Joe Davis is looking forward to helping fans become more familiar with both teams, per Bill Shaikin of the L.A. Times:

“Television is always going to want the top two-rated markets in any matchup, in any big game,” said Davis, the voice of the Dodgers as well as the voice of the World Series. “But the way I like to look at it is, this is really cool that we have two teams that we get to introduce to everybody.

“It would have been amazing to have Bryce Harper in the World Series. But it’s going to be a lot of fun — and a cool responsibility — to introduce everybody to Corbin Carroll, and to have that first chance to have these guys on a national stage.”

The Diamondbacks have made a name for themselves throughout October by embracing their underdog perception, particularly with upsetting the Dodgers by sweeping the NLDS. MLB Network host Chris “Mad Dog” Russo declared he would retire if the Diamondbacks won Games 6 and 7 against the Philadelphia Phillies, though has since walked that back.

The Rangers have not faced nearly as much doubt, largely due to their roster boasting the likes of Nathan Eovaldi, Adolis García, Corey Seager, Max Scherzer and Jonah Heim, among others.

For Davis, it’s his second year calling the World Series since replacing Joe Buck as the lead MLB voice on Fox.

Remaining 2023 World Series schedule

Game 3: Monday, Oct. 30, Chase Field, 5:03 p.m. (Fox)
Game 4: Tuesday, Oct. 31, Chase Field, 5:03 p.m. (Fox)
Game 5*:Wednesday, Nov. 1, Chase Field, 5:03 p.m. (Fox)
Game 6*: Friday, Nov. 3, Globe Life Stadium, 5:03 p.m. (Fox)
Game 7*: Saturday, Nov. 4, Globe Life Stadium, 5:03 p.m. (Fox)

All World Series games can be streamed via the Fox Sports Go app, or online via trials to fuboTV, DirecTV Stream, YouTube TV and Sling TV, among other options.

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