Hall of Fame broadcaster Jaime Jarrín has called Dodgers games since 1959, and caught up with Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times this weekend about how he’s passing the time during this pandemic shutdown.
“I hope we have some baseball this year,” Jarrín told Castillo. “I would go crazy without baseball for this year. And I don’t want the virus to stop my streak of 62 years in a row doing what I love to do, doing baseball. It’s fantastic.”
Jarrín is also starting a podcast this week, so you’ll be able to hear his voice even though no baseball is going on. From Castillo:
On Thursday, he will record the first episode of his podcast with son Jorge and his grandson Stefan. The show, produced by Univision, is called “Despídala con un Beso” — the end of Jarrín’s signature home run call, loosely translated as, “kiss it goodbye.” The first episode is scheduled for release next weekend.
- Gavin Lux starts his schedule in the MLB The Show Players League on Monday night at 6 p.m. PT, playing four three-inning games against Juan Soto, Josh Hader, Trevor May, and David Dahl.
- In case you missed it this weekend, Tommy Lasorda donned a mask and gloves to deliver a video message imploring people to stay in their homes.