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Front & Center: Ernesto Jerez on the World Baseball Classic

 Ernesto Jerez (Rodrigo Varela/ESPN Images)
Ernesto Jerez (Rodrigo Varela/ESPN Images)

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Ernesto Jerez is considered for many Hispanic fans the signature voice for Spanish-language baseball broadcasts. Since joining ESPN in 1995, Ernesto has called hundreds of games that include Major League Baseball, the winter leagues (Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Venezuela), the Caribbean World Series and the World Baseball Classic; including the third edition that is underway.

In the Front & Center podcast above, Ernesto discusses the WBC, his experience covering baseball for so many years, and the planning and preparation that goes behind calling each game. We couldn’t resist asking him for a demonstration of his famous home run call that has become a symbol of passion and emotion of baseball: “No no no no no, díganle que no a esa pelota!”

Editor’s Note:Tonight’s game featuring USA versus Puerto Rico will be air at 8 p.m. (EDT) on ESPN Deportes.

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