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Father and Son – The Yard Goat’s Unique Spanish Radio Broadcasters

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On Father’s Day as dads were  feted with barbecues and neckties, Derik Rodriguez  joined his dad, Danny, in the press box at Dunkin’ Donuts Park. There was a ballgame to call at 5:05 p.m., and what’s a play-by-play man without his color commentator?

Together, Derik, 47, and Danny, 79, form the Yard Goats‘ Spanish broadcast team for WPRX-AM 1120 in New Britain. One of two father-son duos calling games in Spanish in all of professional baseball and the only one in the minors, their hallmark is a feisty chemistry fueled by a vast generational divide.

“Is it frustrating, because we have different styles? Yes,” Derik said. “But in the

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A Latino Connection At Yard Goats Games?

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Special to CTLatinoNews.com                                                                                                                                                                 Karen Cortés

Truth be told, I’m not a sports fan. My excursion to Thursday’s Yard Goats v. Rumble Ponies game at Dunkin Donuts Park in Hartford was to be an extension of happy hour downtown. What I found was a park where seasoned fans and (ahem) less-knowledgeable patrons could cheer for players on the cusp of the majors, stroll the food concourse, or both.

After a year-long delay in opening the park, it was recently named the winner in the third-annual Best of the Ballparks fan vote from Ballpark Digest. “The fans know baseball. They’ve provided our players with a major league atmosphere,” says Jeff Dooley, the ...

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Pew Research: Foreign-Born Share of US Latino Population Continues to Decrease

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Following a trend that has been ongoing for several years, the share of foreign-born Latino in the United States is at its lowest rate since 2000, based on a new statistical analysis released Monday from the Pew Research Center.

“Today, 34.4% of Latinos are immigrants, down from a peak of 40.1% in 2000,” Pew research assistant Antonio Flores stated. “And the share that is U.S. born has grown to 65.6% in 2015, up from 59.9% in 2000. This decline in the foreign-born share eFollowing a trend that has been ongoing for several years, the share of foreign-born Latino in the United States is at its lowest rate ...

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