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July 2, 1991 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You say batter. They call him bateador. You know them as outfielders. To them, they are jardineros. You jump from your seat with a home run. They see it as a cuadrangular. But no matter the language, the message remains the same in the game of baseball, or beisbol, when described by Ulpiano Cos Villa and Ruben Valentin.
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July 2, 1991 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You say batter. They call him bateador. You know them as outfielders. To them, they are jardineros. You jump from your seat with a home run. They see it as a cuadrangular. But no matter the language, the message remains the same in the game of baseball, or beisbol, when described by Ulpiano Cos Villa and Ruben Valentin.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 1987 | VICTOR VALLE, Times Staff Writer
KTLA Channel 5 will use Friday's pre-season game between the California Angels and the Los Angeles Dodgers to launch the first full season of Spanish-English major league baseball simulcasts by a United States television station. All subsequent 48 Angels telecasts will be aired in Spanish and English via a technology that KTLA pioneered nearly three years ago when it began its bilingual broadcasts of "The Love Boat," "Magnum P.I." and the weekday editions of "News at Ten."
SPORTS
June 7, 1991 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Now that Fernando Valenzuela is set to make his debut with the Angels, interest in the Mexican-born pitcher has been rekindled by the Spanish-language media here and abroad. Tim Mead, director of media relations for the Angels, said he expects at least a dozen reporters from Latino publications, radio and television to be at Anaheim Stadium tonight when Valenzuela opens the first of a three-game series with the Detroit Tigers.
NEWS
July 6, 1991 | JOHN NEEDHAM and GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Less than two months after giving Fernando Valenzuela a second chance in the major leagues, the California Angels put him on waivers Friday and said they are prepared to release him from the team unconditionally. The announcement cut short a comeback attempt by Valenzuela that was plagued by bad pitching and a surprise medical condition.
SPORTS
June 28, 2004 | Paul Gutierrez, Times Staff Writer
There's a lull, one of those countless moments in a baseball game when a radio listener is taken to the stadium by the restlessness of the crowd and the low hum of static on the AM dial. The scent of Dodger Dogs on the grill wafts through your mind as you fill out the mental scorecard when your wandering thoughts are brought back by Jaime Jarrin's soothing and reassuring voice. "Bueno, y Fernando, ¿como le bato muchacho?" Jarrin asks. "¿Como te bato Junior? ¿Como esta haciendo? ¿Como le va?"
SPORTS
July 20, 2001 | LARRY STEWART
Baseball has so many Latino players, yet so few Latino announcers. At least in English-speaking booths. Fox is doing something about that. It is teaming Jose Mota with play-by-play announcer Kenny Albert on Saturday's Dodger-Colorado telecast. Mota, the son of Dodger coach Manny Mota and the second baseman on Cal State Fullerton's 1984 national championship team, has been doing Fox baseball in Spanish for five years.
NEWS
June 7, 1991 | JOHN NEEDHAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a humid afternoon with rain sounding like drumbeats atop the dugout roof, Fernando Valenzuela admitted he had suffered doubts. For nearly two months he had waited at home for the phone to ring. And waited. And waited some more. Yes, he said, the doubts had been there before the California Angels called in May. Not about himself, but about the ability of major league baseball teams to recognize that at age 30 he was still worth a million dollars a year to throw a baseball.
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