DENVER — An hour and a half before a home game, the Dodgers will typically be indoors working out, relaxing, eating, or meeting. Tuesday they will be signing autographs.
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Jaime Jarrin, 79, says he’d like to broadcast Dodgers games for another three years. Then? “We’ll see,” he said. Read the story here.
Dodgers Spanish-language broadcaster Jaime Jarrín will receive Servite High School’s National Leader Award for his exemplary broadcasting career and for his commitment to helping disadvantaged Latino youth receive a quality education.
Jarrin, 79, will receive his award tonight at Servite’s fifth annual Excellence in Leadership Dinner at the Anaheim Marriott.
The school also announced the establishment of the Jaime Jarrín Scholarship Award, which will be granted to deserving students from economically impacted backgrounds. Servite High School, founded in 1958, is a Catholic college preparatory school with 900 students from Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
Fernando Valenzuela will be inducted into the Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame — el Pabellón de la Fama del Caribe — on Sunday in Hermosillo, Mexico, at Universidad Sonora, Centro de Los Artes.
The current Dodgers broadcaster and retired pitcher was born about 200 miles south of Hermosillo, then began his career in Sonora playing for Mayos de Navojoa in the Mexican Pacific League at age 16. He also played for Naranjeros de Hermosillo and Águilas de Mexicali in the LMP and played in the Caribbean Series. Valenzuela’s induction will recognize his career in the LMP and in Major League Baseball.
The 52-year-old is scheduled to travel to Hermosillo Friday to partake in the opening ceremonies of Estadio Sonora, the brand-new stadium that will host the Caribbean Series. Valenzuela will throw the ceremonial first pitch prior to the 7 p.m. game between Yaquis de Obregón and Criollos de Caguas.
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At a press conference today announcing his new three-year contract with the Dodgers, Hall of Fame broadcaster Jaime Jarrin expressed his love for the Dodgers, for his wife, and for … Twitter.
Followers of @JaimeJarrinHOF already know that the 76-year-old is a reliable source of information en Espaol, such as “Matt Kemp regresa a la alineacin de Dodgers como 4to. bate por primera vez este ao. Kemp cede el 3er. escaln a A-Gon.” (Translation: Matt Kemp is batting fourth for the first time this year. He had been batting third. He’s switching spots with Adrian Gonzalez.)
“I am enjoying that,” Jarrin said. “I am very dumb for all the technology we have now. They taught me how to send a Twitter and I’m enjoying that immensely. It is fantastic because now I can see how important baseball is for our listeners. I’m getting follower from Argentina, from Costa Rica, from Venezuela … from all over the world. I had a hint of that, but now I am seeing. They are asking me for more information on the Twitter. I am enjoying that very much.”
Here’s hoping some others in his profession follow suit.