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Feliz cumpleaños maestro Jaime Jarrin

Vin Scully is the Voice of the Dodgers and Jaime Jarrin es la Voz de Los Dodgers.  Jaime has been covering the Dodgers for the last 53 years!

Jaime Jarrin was born on December 10th, 1935 in  Ecuador.   Jaime Jarrin studied philosophy, letters, journalism and broadcasting at Central University of Ecuador in Quito in Ecuador.  He had been the announcer for the No. 1 program on HCJB, the ‘Voice of the Andes.’   Jaime recalls leaving for the U.S. in 1955 on a cargo boat loaded with 100,000 bunches of bananas.  When he came to Los Angeles on June 24, 1955, he had no job and he did not speak the language.   His first job was working putting together chain link fences.   He latched on at the only Spanish-language radio station in Los Angeles,  KWKW. He worked in a fence factory all day, then broadcasted boxing matches at the Olympic Auditorium at night.

At the time, he had never seen a baseball game but he was intrigued by the game seeing fans watching the World Series on TV and hearing it on the radio that he said ‘This must be a great sport.”   So over the next two years,  he attended as many Triple-A games as he could, seeing the Los Angeles Angels at old Wrigley Field in South L.A., or the Hollywood Stars at Gilmore Field, on the site of what is now Farmer’s Market and the Grove.

When the Dodgers moved from Brooklyn to L.A., KWKW became the team’s Spanish-language station. Jarrin spent a year learning the game, then signed on as the play-by-play announcer in 1959. The Dodgers won the World Series that year and Jarrin has been in the team’s employ ever since. He never missed a game from 1962 to 1984, more than 4,000 in a row, and was the 1998 recipient of the Ford Frick award by the Hall of Fame.

To me, like Vin Scully, Jaime’s voice soothes me .  All is well listening to these two gentlemen.

Feliz Cumpleanos a nuestro maestro el senor Jaime Jarrin.  Que cumpla muchos pero muchos mas y que Dios nos lo conceda con mucha salud.   Muchas gracias por ser tan lindo con todos nosotros los aficionados!

Happy Birthday to our teacher Mr. Jaime Jarrin.  May you have many many birthdays and that God grant you plenty of health.  Thank you so much for always being so nice to us fans!

1981 World Series Program.

I was checking the scoresheet from my 1981 World Series program.  Fernando Valenzuela pitched that game!  it was game three at Dodger Stadium.   

I had Jaime Jarrin sign it. 

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btw, the back of my shirt  says Scully” and it has a mike.

 

 

 

The program cost me $3 back  then.   

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the scoresheet.  Jaime always signs with his HOF year (1998).  Fernando signed above. 

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The final score was Dodgers 5, Yankees 4.   I always note the attendance in my scoresheets.  That day It was 56,236.   .  

The 1981 Yankees.  Note the ‘staches and hair. 

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The 1981 Dodgers.  Dave Stewart is here.  He is now Matt Kemp’s agent.   

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The 1981 NL All-Stars.  I miss the Expos and the Pirates unis.   Very colorful picture.  i counted six Dodgers and only one Giant (Vida Blue).    

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1981 AL All-Stars.  

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I can’t believe next year it will be 30th anniversary of that World Series.   It was a nice trip down memory lane.  

Upcoming Dodgers Homestand, Promotions and a Caption

Dodgers return on Monday Memorial Day for a 13 game homestand.    Lots of games and promotions for this homestand. 

Monday. 5/31.  Manny Ramirez kids BP jersey.  Arizona in town.

Thursday. 6/3.   Matt Kemp Action figure (kids only)  BTW, I think this picture is lame, but the Dodgers posted it asking for a caption.    

Give me a caption and whoever I think is the best, I’ll think of something to send you.  I think that chalk line looks so wrong.  

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Friday 6/4 is 70′s Day and Loney and Blake giveaway poster.  I have not seen the poster but I’ve been told it has a 70′s Chevelle.  Is is Blue or Red?  

Sunday 6/6.  Viva Los Dodgers.  This year every Sunday is Viva Los Dodgers.  I prefer it back to only one special Sunday. 

Tuesday 6/8.  Jonathan Broxton BBH.   The Cardinals are in town starting Monday 6/7 for three.

Friday 6/11 and Saturday 6/12 is the THINKCURE radio telethon with the Angels in town.  Maybe I can bid on something from Mike Scioscia.

Sunday 6/13 is Viva Los Dodgers (again).   

busy busy homestand but before that, the Dodgers are in Colorado for a three game series and that means Vin Scully is back!   woohoo!   

A big congratulations to Jaime Jarrin(Jessica Rosales of Dodgers on Demand interviewing Jaime at the Bluetopia movie preview Blue Carpet)

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who is in the D.R. He will be inducted into the Latino Hall of Fame.    He will also be there for Jose Lima’s funeral. 
 

Dodgers Caravan 2010 2nd part.


First of all I want to give a BIG THANK YOU to all that participated in the Dodger Caravan and to all those that helped put the event together and those that worked the long hours from the morning event at the Children’s hospital event, to Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles luncheon, to Best Buys to play video games with the fans and sign autographs to going to Olvera Street in the evening!  I could see how tired some of you look so THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your hard work!   

Ok, on to some more pictures!

El Senor Jaime Jarrin, the voice of the Dodgers in Spanish!   He is just a class act! This will be his 51st year with the Dodgers!  

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Matt Kemp at Best Buys playing games with a young fan.  We made quite an impression on Matt Kemp that he said at Best Buys “”Hey, you guys made it here  too!”.  We had an unforgettable day!    

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Jaime Jarrin taking the mike en la Plaza de Olvera Street. 

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Dylan Hernandez, Dodgers Beat writer for the LA Times

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I asked Dylan if he wanted to ring the Bell at Olvera Street

Update:  I did not know the significance of the Bell but I found this (Thanks Greg!)

Bell of Dolores

Text from plaque:

This replica of the “Bell of Dolores” was presented to the City of Los Angeles by the Republic of Mexico in 1968. This cherished relic of Mexican history represents not only Mexico’s bid for freedom, but also the beginning of democracy here in California. This bid for freedom began not in Mexico City, but in the little village of Dolores. And it was here that Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla was assigned as parish priest, where he became active in politics and sided with the less fortunate of Mexican society. On the night of September 15, 1810, at 11 p.m., Father Hidalgo rang the parish church bell, now known as the “Bell of Dolores” to summon patriots to fight for their independence from Spain. Every year on September 15, the President of Mexico tolls the original “Bell of Dolores” now hung at the National Palace in Mexico City, and cries out “Viva la independencia…Viva America…”, Father Hidalgo’s call to arms beginning the Mexican War of Independence

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Matt Kemp at the tables signing autographs.  Notice the 55 since ’55 patch.  All of the players were sporting the patch on their jersey 

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Here is the patch

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That is all folks!

Football prediction on this Super Sunday:

Colts 31

Saints 28.

Everyone have a wonderful Sunday.  I am heading to the hospital to visit tia Marina for her birthday celebration with a Mexican trio singing to her in the lobby. 

Thank you to my friends Erik, Lore (LTD23) and Elisa for contributing to a great day!     

Blue Holiday Spirit!

How a Dodger fan copes this season?   That is my friend Erik’s arm and yes, that is a Dodger tattoo on his arm.  We were enjoying a shot of Patron.  

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speaking of patron.. (I heard a fan call Jaime, Patron, out of respect.  Patron means “the boss.”   “Un Patron para el patron.”    

Happy belated birthday Jaime Jarrin!

Jaime Jarrin has been the Spanish voice of the Dodgers for 50 years!   He turned 74 December 10th.   I remembered but have not been posting lately, but I have been reading you all! 

Jaime was born in Quito, Ecuador.  Jaime began work as a broadcaster in Ecuador when he was 16.  He went on to become the announcer for the National Congress of Ecuador.  He came to the U.S. in June of 1955.  At that time he had never seen a baseball game!  

When the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles in 1958, KWKW, where Jarrin was the news and sports director, picked up the Spanish language rights for the games and the rest is history.    

  

Here is a pic of the two Hall of Famers, Vin Scully and Jaime Jarrin.  the picture is from 2009 giveaway calendar.  


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Gentlemen: You look marvelous!!

 

Dodger Christmas Gift for Season Ticket Holders!

So Saturday I get this box and I knew it was my Dodger Christmas gift for season ticket holders!   The year before we had gotten a Christmas globe and the year before that a mini repplica of Dodger Stadium.  This year is a replica  of our seats!  

My friend Erik got his in the form of a bench since he sits in the pavilion.   Here is a picture

 

Here is my friend LTD23′s pic

Aren’t they adorable!   I love them!!!  

Until I saw these pictures, I realized that I don’t have the letters and numbers for mine.  I must have dropped it when I openned the box.  

Here is a pic of mine but along some other Dodger memorabillia and some my baseball books.

Did I say that the seats are adorable!?!!

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Next to the box snowman is my Dodger Stadium replica, my Dodger seats from this year, and the Dodger Xmas globe.   You can see part of the baseball books.  There is Miss Piggy in a Dodger uniform, a Dodger Dog, Jackie Robinson statue and Sandy Koufax statue.  

Everyone have a wonderful, safe and healthy merry Christmas!   

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