Anonymous Hero says that Fox Sports San Diego is planning on doing 50 Spanish language TV broadcasts this season. To do the color commentary for the new broadcasts, they've landed former Padre catcher, Carlos Hernandez. For you youngsters out there, Carlos Hernandez was catcher on the legendary 1998 Padres team that went to the World Series. He's also known for wearing a lot of leather. But probably more relevantly, he's been doing color analyst work already for Fox Sports en Español.
In the seat for play-by-play will be Eduardo Ortega, our current Spanish language radio guy (and IMHO future Ford C. Frick award winner). Ortega isn't leaving his post as the radio guy, but is obviously the perfect fit for doing play-by-play on the Padres TV broadcast as well.
The channel for the broadcast hasn't been finalized, but it won't interfere with the regular English language broadcasts for the respective games.
Fox Sports SD is doing a good job so far of drawing from the 1998 team with Mark Sweeney already doing pre and postgame work for the station. Next person in line? I'm hoping for Wally Joyner.
Britt McHenry was also recently hired to do sideline reporting, though she'll be joining the station after opening day because of a current contract obligation.
Will you watch the San Diego Padres in Spanish?
Yes. I also love Sábado Gigante and telenovelas. (29 votes)
Yes. Listening to Carlos Hernandez wear leather will be better than Dick Enberg. (56 votes)
No. Without somebody telling me exactly what I'm seeing in my native language of English, I become hopelessly confused. (55 votes)
140 total votes