Friday, August 31, 2012

Jaime Jarrin is Coming Back for his 55th Season

On the heals of the announcement that Vin Scully would stay on for another season and his bobblehead night last night, we find out that Hall of Famer Jaime Jarrin has just signed a new 3 year contract that will keep him in Dodger Blue til 2015. 

From a Dodgers press release:
“I am honored to extend my career during such a thrilling time in Dodger history and under new ownership that has demonstrated a strong commitment to the Latinos in Los Angeles and in revitalizing the Dodgers throughout Latin America,” Jarrín said. “I am confident this leadership can bring a championship back to Los Angeles and I am happy to be a part of it.”
It's amazing that the Dodgers two current broadcasters (in English and Spanish) happen to both be the two longest tenured in MLB broadcasting history.

From Magic and Stan Kasten:
“Jaime is a Dodger institution and is a big reason why the Dodgers have such a strong Latino fan base,” said Dodger Owner Earvin Johnson. “The Dodgers are the only club with two Hall of Fame broadcasters on staff and I’m excited that Jaime will continue to instill a love of Dodger baseball in Spanish-speaking Angelenos.”   

“We’re committed to the Latino community in Los Angeles and knew that one of the most important things we could do right away was to ensure that Jaime would continue to lead the Spanish-language broadcast,” said Dodger President and CEO Stan Kasten. “We’re happy to have him here with us and are grateful for his insight and the foundation he laid in this community that we can now build upon.”
Many fans have wondered why the Dodgers have yet to make a bobblehead for Jaime, but something tells me that's something that will be rectified soon.  In fact, as pointed out by Dodger Bobble earlier this year there is a Jaime Jarrin bobblehead (possibly a one-of-the-kind) bouncing around somewhere.  Check out his post.  I bet that's a model for what one might look like.  For Jaime Jarrin fans, go ahead and cross your fingers in the hopes the Dodgers honor him next season, and for those more inclined to take action I would suggest emailing them directly at

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