5/3/2013 1:40 P.M. ET
D-backs expand Spanish Radio Broadcast Network to seven stations in Sonora, Mexico and Tucson
By / MLB.com
The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) announced that they have expanded their Spanish radio broadcast network to seven stations in Sonora, Mexico and Tucson. All seven stations will carry each D-backs weekend game for a total of 52 games on each station.
The D-backs have partnered with Radio XENY 1270 AM in Nogales for the past three seasons and have expanded to include five additional stations to carry the D-backs' Spanish broadcasts. The additional stations include: Sin Limites 101.FM (Hermosillo), Fiesta Mexicana 104.9 FM (Obregon), La Tremenda 96.5 FM (Puerto Penasco), Fiesta Mexicana 90.7 FM (Magdalena), Fiesta Mexicana 104.7 FM (Cananea) and Radio Vida 1210 AM (Tucson).
All 162 D-backs' regular season games are available in Spanish on ESPN Deportes 710 and JOSE 106.9 FM in Phoenix. Oscar Soria is in his 15th full season as the play-by-play voice on D-backs Spanish-language broadcasts while Miguel Quintana serves as the analyst, as he has done since 1999. Richard Saenz is in his 11th season in the D-backs' radio booth, working as a fill-in color analyst.
Earlier this week, the D-backs celebrated Dia de los Niños (Children's Day) with a visit to a local hospital by catcher Miguel Montero and a special day at the park for several youngsters from the Si Se Puede learning centers. The children got to watch batting practice from the field at Chase Field and met several D-backs players, including Martin Prado, Gerardo Parra, Wil Nieves and Alfredo Marte.
The team recently announced their Sonoran-style hot dog, available at every D-backs home game at Red Hot Grill locations (Section 126 and 320) for only $7. In addition, the D-backs offer a special Sonoran Dog Package, El Pa'quetellenes, for only $15 that includes an Outfield Reserve ticket, Sonoran-style hot dog, 24 ounce Pepsi and a coupon for a free cookie from SUBWAY® Restaurants.
The D-backs recently made their third trip to Mexico within the last seven months to help build connections and relationships with officials and citizens in Mexico. D-backs representatives, including Legend Luis Gonzalez, traveled to Mexico City with a contingent of several Phoenix officials, including Mayor Greg Stanton, to meet with officials from the travel and tourism industry detailing the benefits of a visit to Phoenix, including Chase Field. A D-backs contingent also traveled to Hermosillo last fall for the Opening Night of Hermosillo Naranjeros and returned again earlier this year for the Caribbean Series. The Caribbean Series was held at Estadio Sonora, the new ballpark that was built with the D-backs' input on planning and construction. The ballpark includes several features that resemble the award-winning Spring Training home of the D-backs, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.
The D-backs have a long-standing history in Mexico, having played exhibition games in Hermosillo each spring from 2008-10. D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall sits on the Board of Directors of the Arizona-Mexico Commission and the organization worked closely with the World Baseball Classic to host the first round of the tournament in March. The game between Team Mexico and Team USA drew 44,256 fans, the highest attended game of the entire tournament.
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