Sunday, February 05, 2006

Phillies broadcaster Danny Martinez on XM

Danny Martinez is a Phillies announcer for their Spanish language broadcasts & chatted with Joe Castellano from Venezuela yesterday. He sounded terrific & mentioned he'd played for the Phillies at one time, then was injured. He reveals in a matter-of-fact way that he tried to kill himself after he was cut by the Phillies. (His injury didn't allow him to play well enough again). He threw himself in front of a moving vehicle, but survived. He also spoke about what a big adjustment it is for players from outside the US just to get used to the way of life here, the food, etc., & he's enjoyed helping out some of the young guys who come here. Glad your plan didn't work, Danny---we need more like you.

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