The Other Voice of the Dodgers — in Spanish

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The ball soared off left fielder Carl Crawford’s bat once, then twice, into the dimming blue sky.


Jaime Jarrin on the field Monday before Game 4 of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium. (credit: Los Angeles Times)

And each time, the home runs conjured a familiar call for listeners of Spanish-language radio, one that has made its way onto Dodgers shirts and blended seamlessly with the roaring crowd for generations.

“La pelota se va, se va, se va, y despida la con un beso!” Dodgers announcer Jaime Jarrin exclaimed in a voice that seemed practically iambic in its rhythm. “The ball is going, going, going, and you can tell her goodbye with a kiss.”

Vin Scully may be baseball’s poet laureate, but the man who has shared the Dodgers airwaves with him for 55 years is no slouch in the lyricism department.

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