From the middle of Spring Training to present time, little has been normal for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the rest of the world this year. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic delayed the start of the 2020 season and resulted in just 60 games being played.
Those were held without any fans in attendance and that did not change until the National League Championship Series, which was held in a bubble at Globe Life Field. The slew of changes and guidelines MLB implemented this year also affected broadcasters.
For the Dodgers it amounted to the likes of Joe Davis, Orel Hershiser, Jaime Jarrín and his son Jorge, as well as Alanna Rizzo calling and covering each game from Dodger Stadium. The group nonetheless managed to normalize broadcasts, which was certainly welcomed in a challenging year.
As families grapple with trying times for Thanksgiving and the holiday season, Jarrín partnered with L.A. Public Health to promote safety and being responsible.
Un mensaje de Jaime Jarrin, la voz de los Dodgers nos aconseja cómo mantenernos a salvo y apoyarnos mutuamente durante esta temporada navideña. pic.twitter.com/pS3vjWjLzD
— LA Public Health (@lapublichealth) November 24, 2020
The city and L.A. county as a whole have experienced a recent surge in positive cases, which prompted the Board of Supervisors to order outdoor dining at restaurants closed.
Jarrín is the latest from the Dodgers organization to promote acting responsibly. Mookie Betts released a video early into the season that promoted mask wearing, and Justin Turner spearheaded the team implementing protocols that were more strict than what MLB had outlined.
Jarrín uncertain about future
In September of 2018, Jarrín signed a multi-year contract extension that ran through this past season. The Dodgers have a standing offer for the Spanish-language broadcaster, who recently said he hasn’t decided whether or not to remain in the booth.
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