Episode 015: Interview With Polo Ascencio

  • 1:06:04
  • 12 June, 2020
  • 95.9M

When Polo Ascencio called Jorge Martin back in early 2006 to write articles for the Dodgers’ Spanish website, he could hardly have imagined that this would be the beginning of a journey that 10 years later would land him calling games for the St. Louis Cardinals. All the peaks and valleys are here in this sprawling interview. 

Show Notes

  • 2:58 That first call didn't exactly work out as planned for Polo.
  • 5:33 Francisco talks about his secrets to calling so many sports.
  • 10:00 Polo's chance interview with Fernando Valenzuela opened a door.
  • 19:58 The first real break with Dodgers on Demand and Time Warner.
  • 24:11 Lunch with Jessica Rosales and Ross Yoshida led to another door opening.
  • 32:43 The St. Louis Cardinals Spanish broadcaster job came open in 2016.
  • 48:06 Jaime Jarrin's message at a critical point kept Polo pursuing his dream.
  • 1:00:08 Polo's simple fantasy football advice.

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