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BALLY SPORTS WEST AND LOS ANGELES ANGELS ANNOUNCE PATRICK O’NEAL TO JOIN 2022 GAME BROADCASTS

O’Neal Will Rotate with Matt Vasgersian to Call Games Alongside Mark Gubicza
 

LOS ANGELES, January 13, 2022 – Bally Sports West, in partnership with the Los Angeles Angels, today announced that Patrick O’Neal, a longtime fixture in Southern California sports, will join as the Club’s new play-by-play announcer on Angels telecasts. O’Neal will rotate with Matt Vasgersian, who returns for his second season as lead play-by-play announcer. Mark Gubizca returns for his 16th season as Angels color commentator with the regional sports network.

“I am beyond thrilled to cover the Angels in 2022 alongside Mark Gubicza and our talented broadcast crew”, said O’Neal. “I especially want to thank Arte and Carole Moreno, John Carpino and Rebecca Schulte for this incredible opportunity and I can’t wait to get to work!” 

O’Neal, who enters his ninth season covering Angels Baseball on Bally Sports West, most recently in 2021 called nine Angels games alongside Gubicza.

“Patrick has been deeply rooted in Southern California sports for over twenty years and we are pleased to welcome him to the Angels broadcast booth,” said Rebecca O’Sullivan-Schulte, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Bally Sports West. “He has displayed an incredible commitment to Angels Baseball and we are excited that he will continue to enrich the network’s coverage in this expanded role.”

“On behalf of the Angels Organization, we congratulate Patrick O’Neal on his expanded role in the Bally Sports West broadcast booth,” said Angels president John Carpino. “Patrick’s strong passion for the Angels and his long list of prior experience make him a great fit. We look forward to having play-by-play announcers Patrick O’Neal and Matt Vasgersian join analyst, Mark Gubicza, on the air throughout the 2022 Season.”

A Southern California native, O’Neal has been providing sports fans with in-depth coverage of their favorite teams for over 20 years. Throughout his career, O’Neal has been recognized with six LA Area Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Sports Reporting, taking home wins in 2018 and 2006. In 2018, O’Neal was also named by the SoCal Sports Broadcasters Association as the Top Pre- and Postgame Host, an award he has won five times.

Bally Sports West will announce its complete 2022 Angels schedule and coverage details in the coming weeks.

BALLY SPORTS WEST

Bally Sports West – a Sinclair Broadcast Group-owned regional sports network – is the local destination for the Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Kings and the California Interscholastic Federation’s Southern Section (CIF-SS). Together, Bally Sports West and sister network Bally Sports SoCal present more live, local sports programming than any other networks in the market. Serving sports fans in Southern California, Nevada and Hawaii, the regional networks produce over 600 live sporting events and telecast over 2,500 hours of original programming every year. For more regional sports content, visit www.BallySports.com and follow @BallySportWest on Twitter, @BallySportWest on Instagram and BallySportsWest on Facebook.

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CONTACTS:

Whitney Burak, Bally Sports West, whitney.burak@ballysports.com

Adam Chodzko, Los Angeles Angels, adam.chodzko@angels.com