Jaime Jarrin to return on Spanish-language broadcasts
Guess all those surveys must be coming back with glowing reviews. At least for the lead dogs.
Two days after Vin Scully announced he would return next year for his 63rd season broadcasting Dodgers games, fellow Hall of Fame broadcaster Jaime Jarrin said Sunday he would also return next year.
Jarrin, the team’s main Spanish-language broadcaster, will be returning for his 54th season.
Like Scully on Friday, Jarrin made his announcement on the air, turning to analyst Fernando Valenzuela and telling his KTNQ 1020 audience:
``The Dodgers have invited me back for another season, so you will have to be by my side again. I love what I do. It’s something I love and it brings me great joy to work alongside you and Pepe Yniguez. I’m pleased to serve the Spanish-language community and really share baseball with them – such a beautiful and pristine sport.’’
A native of Ecuador, Jarrin joined the Dodgers in 1959, one year after the club moved to Los Angeles.
-- Steve Dilbeck
Photo: Dodgers broadcaster Jaime Jarrin shakes hands with Fernando Valenzuela in June of 2008 after throwing out the first pitch during a ceremony honoring Jarrin for his 50 years of broadcasting games. Credit: Los Angeles Times