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#25 Cristian Moreno Play by Play Sport Commentator BrianVee Whywework

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Cristian Moreno is a bilingual Sports Journalist and Broadcaster who does Play-by-play, color commentating, reporting, hosting and anchoring of sporting events. After spending over a decade working in Broadcast and Journalism for top networks and smaller media outlets, Cristian knows what stories truly drive fan passion, which play calling creates memories, and interviews as entertaining as informative—and it’s not mastering the audience of the week, It’s how well you connect with the audience in a consistent basis to keep a high drive flow of engaged and loyal crowd. Cristian has landed coverage in broadcast and print outlets around the world, including DAZN, ESPN Deportes, IVC Networks, Combate Americas, Bein sports ES, La Vida Baseball, Revolver Podcasts, AME TV, and CDN. His breaking news reports have been featured in Fox, Yahoo, CBS Sports, Bleacher report, and Sporting news. In addition to his extensive Sportscasting and Journalism experience, Cristian is an accomplished master of ceremonies and voice over actor. Cristian holds a BA in communications and journalism from the Universidad Catolica Santo Domingo.   

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Welcome to why we work with your hostan Brian Vigu as he speaks to people like you from all over the world, as wetogether dive deeper into our motivation struggles, joys, seeminglymissteps hoops warnings and advice, whichwill be an encouragement to us allan to get u get going and keep on working. WORKINGIS GOODNOW! Here's your host towhy we were Ndriningbrivy, and this is why we work- and I have the greatpleasure of interviewing Christan Morino goodday, fine, sir well good day to you and to all thepeople that actually get th the watches, I'm very happy to get the chance to behere a bit late. I must say, but hey I made it. No, you were not late at all,you you're M. What do you have there now? Eight seven, eight eight ohd sorryat night, and I'm only the WEOR. You know seven o'clock in the morning eght,maybe maybe no so our family's just getting going here in August being kindof vacation time. So you're not not hindering me at all a it's, probably Gd,so I can help get the family going so Christian. I thank you for cominghere and again. I always feel a little bit obligated to mention we met throughLington and I goughtin that to be a great resource for people trying tomake connections in whatever field and whatever they're trying to do. If it'sinnovation, podcasting, you know, commentating any sort of industry seemsto be out there. Can you talk about your your experiencewith Lingnoln for a moment? Well, I want to say I joined Linton HM,maybe seven years ago, or so six seven years sounds about right. I must say I findit very interesting what the platform actually brings the table. In contrastto what you were saying, it's really really efficient. It's avery practical layout. You don't have the complications that necessarily otherplatforms that jop seenking. If anything, my percent. This feels like a I find it. Sometimes, if you're in ajob, vacation or whatever you might see the that you get ipto the social media ND,they classify any n every of these type of, let's say similar platforms, but Ido like linked in in many ways: I'm not the experted area, but from what I'veSeen Lincoln is the one that's much morepersonalized as far as the lad of a social media withouncompromising theefficiency more than job seeking purpose, very good. I I agree with you.It's it's been good. I've only been on it a few weeks or you know a month orso, but it's it's proven to be helpful. At the very least, can you go backKristen and we're talking here? Why we work abolt work and how we get on ourjourney in life and I'd like to talk a little bit later about what you'redoing now? But can you maybe give us a little? You know where you're from andyour first job and how old you were when you first start working sure. Well,I'm Dominican the Great Island, Tevinican Republic and hencerecise whayou're, seeing this background dutified yeah man. So pretty much I'vebeen in the business for a good fourteen years. Now it seems like itwould be yesterday, fourteen plus actually and it all began. Precisely when I wasin my crado literally, I pretty much have been into sportssince I was a baby and, you might even say it', my Ganes, my my dad was verybig, ntosome sports, specially much more so, unsurprisingly, selt thebaseball, but my introduction to sports team through my aunty grandma that shewas precisely the one that would take care of me when my mom was working mm.So she was very, very, very, very much entitened enegetic, as you can be wit,Hertins, specially the Gravatas for her would be in basketball and baseball. Somy introduction was to the basketball...

...that was locally the level ofbasketball. Still when I was growing up that was kindof like the exit ofanything of the higher level mhme seventies and through the nineties. I Ilike to think and unby his opinion. There was a fair amount of Latinoplayers that had the NB a potential MHM, but there was not the inclusiveness yetthat legitimately came when the NBA acknowledge that hey we can nly marketone player 'cause, then Jordan will retire seven million times and we haveno backup and obviously they started the kick off. So the level ofbasketball was very big end of the Minican Inargentin PuertoRico, Brazil in the demedican. I think it's neverpicked up as high as it was, especially in that time. Now that it'snot good. Now it's good, but back then again, I think we could have had a goodamount of MBA level players and in baseball. Obviously winter ball alsowas much more competitive back in May. You still had a lot of players thatwere going back with big cartel names. If anything, U I mean, since the moneywas not as big still back, then you you had a an emergence of names.Thato were like wow, I mean HEC. It was only in nineteen and eighty three yearsbefore I was born that the dollar into the minigan Paso Stappe, being of onpar MHM and h. You had some players that they would make more money goingto play down there a few months half the time they would actually play inmob. So it made a lot of financial sense as well, not to mention theamenities and commodities they obviously got to to enjoy so yeah. Igot a lot of good quality basketball in baseball to to begin my journey as ababy and H. I ended up moving to New York when I was eight that served me very well as far aincluding much more the beyond casual fan to other sports, and I startedpretty much jumping into all the other sports. MIT was great. I mean you, you were fet, especially local, T,v being as big as it was back in the day as much as many people would notunderstand that nowadays, especially the kids mm local T V was huge. I meanall all that he got Tho gh the boxing fights the soccer, everything that was allaround, of course, the Great New York giants in the Nineties D and so forth.So I was fed a lot of great things. I think it was pretty much putting twoand two together and actually acknowledging its for I wanted to play, but that was not necessarily going to bealways biable. I have a deficiency and that tere's not huror me in whatsoever for a normallife in my quats I don't produce the same level of calce, maybe later inlife when I age that might be an issue whut not like for a normal life ofanything I trained well in the gym. I don't know how have chicken legs. Thankyou, thankfully, and whatnot, so it doesn't affect that regard, but I couldnever actually step it up to the point that you actually need. If you want togo pro which you really have to go through Tegazin, I would just getexhausted from my knees eventually, so it was Li E. I didn't have that health enough to actually make thatextra push. So I it really it's frustrating 'cause, you love somethingso much esmecially 'cause! I play multiple sports and I was pretty goodat them, but never could he actually cross that bridge, so it came to beokay at. Do you want to do that? Still keepsyou in the field of something you actually love e, sorry Christin. When, when you wereeight years old, you went to the United States. What was the reasoning?Obviously wasn't your sole purpose. It was probably your parents orgrandparents. What was the sole reasoning for going over or coming over, so it was h precisely H in one tousand,nine hundred and ninety five August right around this time back in ninetyfive- and you were eight at the time yeah I wan to say it was peck. Mayberight around these days, I think, maybe August eighteenth, finding five mighthave been if memories swert do well. Do you remember like this big move likesome sort of transition? At that time I mean as a kid I I guess you don't Soakin asSuh at it', it's going to mean mhm in so many ways. It is kind of weird'cause. You do acknowledge that you're going to be away from the friends youmight have o family and whatnot, but I guess it doesn't hit you that strongstoll at that period. I did obviously...

...notice. Oh well, I'm going to be away, but again it doesn't hit you as hard asit might a tat later. You've Neven, maybe developed those stronger, BronMHM and obviously it was pretty much trying to seek abetter quality of life. Indeed, thankfully we were able to arive and everything wealready had everything legally documented throughthe family per se. That came from my grandma itself. She actunally inquiredFraz and what not? So it was an easy process, indifference to otherimmigrants that, unfortunately, life, actually just stemps into now in t, tryfor it for for any other methods and- and you know like I feel for them- Iunderstand them. If, if I would be in set circumstance, you know it's likeit's one of it's like the steroid scandals. It's, like you know. If youwould be on their shoes, you probably would do exactly the same thing. If, ifwe're going to be straight upon us, so you know, as you say, that I think it'sa point that we shouldn't move over. I say that a lot about Um, you know, leaders of countries or you knowwhatever it is. I I especially if you were born into thefamily and then you become you know, you know whatever you want to call it,the god of that country. If you cove the same shoes, you might find yourselfdoing a very similar thing right, like if you're surrounded by that culture,an mean it's it's hard to for someone to grasp and say: Oh yes, I would dothat thing, but if you know from infancy, if you're brought up a certainway or like in the baseball culture at that time, whatever it is, if you'resurrounded by it, you know that temptation is there and if not, youknow there was nothing else that you would have known to do right. I meanit's one of those things an and since you actually made them mention tobaseball. Unfortunately, the Dominican has asmany I even had this conversation not long ago. In this decade definitely way of o Ibeen as well in front. I was like hey, you know, I mean you guys had a ggradewith petroleum and everything, but in many ways that the Minican, the onlyreason where poverty actually presents itself as the level it does it's because of the politicalcorruption that has existed throughout the passing of time 'cause. When youactually see all the resources we have there each son and make any type ofsense that the country is in the state and level of poverty levels thatactually does percent. So that has been to tie indirectly. Also that has been ahand in hand it something that I think a lot of these people when they actually arejudgmental. They don't take into consideration, I'm not justifyinguncontrolled birth population, but tha the Minican does have that situation.You know it's like it's one of those situations. If your brother, a number-I don't, know eight of twelve or whatever. Are you really going to think?Oh, my moral and Wan on 's going to be compromised if I USI sterrist, O you're,actually just Gong to think w? What's best for your family n you're going togo ahead and use it, you know it's very easy to sit in the desk very far awayand and maybe be formerly from Stanford Yeah whateverand have these strong opinions without actually being familiar to the Instan,I'm not justifying it, but I'm just saying if we be in those shoes nd, weprobably do the same. You know I not working yeah. If not worse, I thinkthatpe like Oh. No, I would never do that. You had mosreally lie. Iwas a baseballplayer back in the day, I'd be like double Fistin steroids. I mean tes justmy character like what do you mean tat's, going to make me a few millionand I'm gonna, you know win some batting titles. Did you see the thirtyfor thirty that ESBM put out of Sammy and macguire? I believe I believeawhile ago. Yes, so I had a conversation with a fellowcountryman and he understood documentarily totallyincorrect from what it was mhm and he was like. Oh I mean Sanmy Soso was thespear head to actually lifting baseball? Why did macguire get much more screentime? That's discrimination! What man I like!You really don't get it listen. Let me give you my opinion being in the industry, so you canactually understand what happened. An the NOM MHM. What happened to thedoumentary is was follows. Yes, McGuire was the mostly feature the run time forhim was much more now. Ou have to take him to account why First Maguire washalfway. Halfway is actually being very...

...considerate destroyed and the documenthe was pretty much precent that as bad as you can present someone so soon the other hand, even though hehad led less run time as I was expecting, he was Pautaly protectidgthe documentary. It was very visible that he controlledthe questions that he was going to answer and they was going to be veryspecific on what he was in hi stake at the end, when the documentary isactually finishing up, he actually says something that he set it, sometimes throughout ppasingthe times, but sometimes you can say something and you can either hear orlisten you Tro, which one you do and he tells you straight up. I don't know whyI'm actually being chased so much because of something that everyone wasdoing and they chase me so much and it's like okay, I mean you still have peoplegeving positive today, we't you or they're super techology. So it's likeokay. So that's the thing and I think you always have to see things as muchas you can onby yeah from there perepective there's documentary I tookBA committing for anything I' like. If you only see it, I'm going to be heard,because my countryman was I hi no on the countray. He was a fink winner. Hewas for sentting. He is possibly if not the mostcarrismendid player, we've seen top three for shore all he time, but he wasvery well guarded and protected. It was like he was almost like Hok Hogen to goa bit into wrestling protected levels. It Li. No, you havt put yourself intheother seat, so you can actually have a betterbup and- and that applies to anything and everything you always have to seeeverything from every perspect that applies to and the avenue of life. IAgree Christian, and this is how this podcast works is to get into your shoesand to understand your perspective, to give the encouragement to others ecause,we don't always have to mean. We don't need famous people to learn lessons o.You came over to the states in when you were eight and then you were stillactive in sports. Did you find yourself? When did you get a job like startpaying and working job? What was your first job that you had so jo per se? I guess it would just dependon the formalities of how we would actually classify one thing that Ialways had yeah a since Verg early on. I always had a very very busious manapproached the life mhm, so I did a lot of small time things ofanything like Um. I would sell Jewce during the summersand I would up the prices how how Olg? No those are great things I e thoseshould never be 'cause. I hope there's some kids that listen. You know my kidslisten and say hey. I can sell this. I can do this. I can make some money, youknow and learn the value of how old were you when you were selling juice? I was H that was ninety seven, so I wasnine or ten or whatever I mean, and let's be clear, you were just talkingabout baseball, it wasn't Le Juice, yeah Nonoa, not that juice, not e Cinsegretary you had lineups around the block. Kids came back more like Oh, that'sbroke, no, that's great, like nine or ten selling juice. You know that yeah,that's what I'm talking about not like. Okay, you know legally I'm supposed towork here at seven tive an from this hour. This I want like when were makingmoney and what was driving you to do that and here's a thing I I did that I also had a well I mean nowadays you don't getthose as much, but there was a a comic bookstore that also selled used to sellh trading cards yeah same in my ar too yeah I used to especially around that time whenPokiman actually went big MHM, so I would buy both sports trading cards andthe poking Monmhm, and I would pretty much go ahead and take a look of thetrends on how they were, and I would upscale that price significantly now. The funny thing is: Where was Iactually getting the money Ou of child to a single Bune, MHM, Uh and uh? Sowhen I was doing, I would actually pay attention to everyone that drank beer in thebuilding and to say that our Puerto Rican neighborsthey definitely like one particular brand. A lot of we have a lot of religiousness, so Iwould actually Ta take attention...

...and just pretty much look en. Theywould actually pick ther garbage ou, and the thing is that I haven't seenthose machines around forever. You remember those recycling machines, I Ihad a sea town in New York supermarket. I would take it and they would pay youfor recycling MHM. I think it's been forever and ever D, probably when theynoticed that there was probably people that wwere making somewhat money morethan they expected yeah and they pretty much mocked the idea out, O always Laoh.What was the machine? The machine would pay you, depending on the type of thingyou took t. If it was a two liater bottle, small can of Beror whatever it was. Youknow so, depending on the one you actually sent it. It would pay you, butat that point you would get paid as much as a dollar. Sometimes if youactually took like a two or three leter yea, I think it was like a a bok or a Buckan twenty five on onemoine or whatever and the camp. I think was like fiftycents, whatever tsorry are you gathering the bottles and then bringingthem to the obtan attention yeah when they pickd their garbage out Yeh? So I'm just pretty much taking the Bak'cause, they would leave it out. Yes, Shea grabbing lound Lord Woul, a grabbth, the garbage from the people that didn't throw them in the bin Yeah Yeah. So what I would do is I I knew whattime the landlord would actually do. So I would actually go ahead and caleahead. BUB and there I would go. The seatown was read. Something Co was likethree or four blocks away in thor block, so Bua I would go ahead and how oldwere you at this time? Yeat. That's around that time when lete sand thetrading cards and everything that's where I was getting my capitalfo and mymom actually tells me: where did you get the money from which was one of those questions thatobviously, and especially in the nineties, til in New York as a parent?I can't imagine how you know freaked out. It must be ifyour kid actually coming home with money. Yeah, it's like people thatdidn't live in New York, ere, not cribvy, to prade Lat, two thousands MHM.It was not the most friendly environment, so your parent couldactually panic. If you were suddenly bringing money Aahas, I I would find any in every wayand that actually came to mind from the trends that I would actually be seenjust like socializing, we oeturn to the same thing, social interaction, and Iwould see what was trending around the kids. I did the same with video gamestoo and whatnot and, depending on how valuable it was, I would actually just make my profitupscaling, the prize of tat, Moore and especially 'cause. The thing was lot of times. You could actually playaround 'cause it. It wasn't the Info Er and you could be like oh you're, notgoing to find this in any store. I got the last one, an upsed. You know likethey're not going to check, but it it was fun. Definitely man, itwas fun and it was great and the thing is in the end. I was just. I would stay part of themoney just to reinfest, but I was giving the the loansum of it to my momH, who lot of the values that I fortunately dohave I probably inherited from her, but like many other, especially singleparents, she had two or three jobs whatever and pretty much was washustling into it. So y yeah, I was going to say ell, soyour mom was working same as mine right and I've talked to a couple of people.Now that you know grew up in single family homes and the MUM is working alot and it usually tends to fall on the mom. Why so did you recognize that atLevand you were giving your money to your mom, but you just you know ateight. You just moved there and then your mom's working to make ends meetand then you're finding you're getting these new desires wrigte at ten aeleven. You want some money and that's taxing on your mom. So are you thinkingI? I need to help my mum at this point like even at eleven yeah 'cause. Thething was I really through the bad majority of mylife, the relationship with my dad. It was not the best I actually met him. Just I want to say days, maybe lessthan a week or a week before we were actually set the MOT to New York. Hewas just coming back MHM, so from the GETGO. He had...

...many things that he actually had tofigure out in his life, which fortunately close to the last fiveyears of his life. I I finally was able to feel proud of him in many ways andeven in distance I I kind of finally started building a relationship withHem, so I always got to see the struggles from my mom. She had me veryyoung. She was twenty one when she actually gave firth to me MHM, so shepretty much had to drop out and whatnot and just go at it in life and in thestrong way. So you know like H, materialistically I Ididn't have like all the things, the ideal home, if anything WOATNOT, but Iwouldn't trade it for anything alive goes. I ended up getting much more F.The valuable things that I think some parents forget thatwhen you actually give that love and fundamentally that education, that thatcore value and what ot that's the most important thing, so I always had anappreciation for that from the very Getgo, and I again I would never tradeit 'cause. It really made me have a very different perspective and I'll usethe cliche. I had to grow up fast whenever, but it was never tough to actuallyrelay that money to her and, on the contrary, it's like thank you so much for all thoseneighbors that Wul actually dropin beers. No, I think it's not too surprising, butthen you actually got stone. COTY Bosta one of my very best favorite wrestlersmhm speaking about the nineties, although I'm actually wearing a a destBraingat, the Rock Tshirt, so that feels kind of awkward, throw him back Thursday. Man after you were doing some hustle withthe bottles and the juice but great at the age of eleven. And did you keep anyof those currents? Do you still have enge any like theyre playing cardspoking on cards? Do you still have? I still haveit Yeah Yeah 'cause. Thething is like Um. I've always been very, very, veryconservative, of everything, and I think that when you have less and and you you'restilling to actually have values, I always took a lot of care of all thethings I actually had. MHM and H. I pretty much grew up like that, and I'mlike that. Till this day you knowlike, plus, I don't have vanity. So even though I have this career in inthe Industry Wen night late in my house, I I was laughing the otherday. 'cause like I just now got into the the cilet technology for TVs andwhatnot, and it was all just because the TVs I had finally actually rantheir way through. So you took care of them for a long period of time withogetting into as in everything you know like banity. No, so I always had that.I still have from the poking on cards. I I have boththe deck that I endored much more and I have a lot I tune out, O the Pokimon wwhenever they were in, like the secondgeneration. I don't even know how many actually have spanned, but I have allthose cards from then and, of course, from baseball. My collection just like from o other sports. It'svery big and it's very well taken care of, and I won't even have to tell you butkeep them. I think, there's a a little bit of a surge going on with Ecimontand sports cards. Nowadays I was educated on that trading court world. Imust adma, I thought I know, and then I notice I didn't MHM. So I have a friendthat has a very, very high valuable collection of Im, spols Memorbillia andyou know like you, would expect that the the Bevru, the Lugerics Willimasand all that anyone that doesn't know too much the wil chamberlain, all that thosewould be like highly valuable, the most valuable card, and this guy actually took me to school.If anything on that- and he showed me specially much more sowith Basebul, the rookie cards is where the businessis biggest MHM. I was like what I mean. The guy hasn't even played yet noballeywar working carde. I was totly Igorant Anin Ranom, theyhad Tacru Herselaat. Why would it be so valuable and then h and then he heactually goes? Oh, you want to see...

...he pulls out at that moment. I don'tknow if you saw on the news that Mike Trout Cart that actually sold the theu Diamond Brookie card of my crout sold way over half a million dollars recent.I think, like two months ago, when he showed me that it was like that was like five sixy years ago. Itwould have been like a three forty, something like that rangeand I'm like what I mean is this photoshop or what o?This is the legit page of trading and he started showing me and I actuallyunderstood that bistnance the thing is they precisely do the rookie cards? isthey take the mob top one hundred posspits right, and this is part of thegood and the bad from that type of busiess MHM 'cause. The valuable wookiecards need to be from prospects that are inthat top one hundred, which actually will show me in into the next part ofthe story I actually had for that. So he started showing me prices andit's like a stock market MHM. It's like this kid frent honeywell that wasslated to be like the next bect thing from the raise. I remember we had himin in on's park with the All Star game. He got into trouble, injurie like abunch of things, so I remember that when he was getting Hyhe, his brookingcard got to a point were: went up like the six hundred nd eighty buck,something like that when he was after the old stort Gamag. It jumpedlike from thirty bucks to that. Then, when he was hype to come to be a callup in September e jumped like th, thirty four hundreddollars and then the kid actually was actuallymeddled and not having respect for veterans in in the Locker Room Mhm andthey actually bodged him actually making the debut. The cart went down like under athousand bucks. Then he actually had the injury, the TommyJohn Surgery, when that happened, the car dropped.Like fifteen bucks, something like that D,then he had the other injury, and last time I saw the car, it was like twobucks, something like that: here's, where there's a grave issuewith that model of business. How much do you think the most valuable card forAlver, pooholes and Hosaaltuba are? I would what I, which card is mostvaluable for them: Yeah like the most expensive one for them for the rookies, and I am no- I wouldn't even guess so. The last time I checked wasthanksgiving. Last year Yeahyeah for pool holes. It was fifteen thousandD. seven hundred for Altube was eight thousand four hundred and here's a thing. None of the two wereclassified of MLB top. One hundred both of them actually had a remasteredseries that came out after the season in which they were included, but itdoesn't classify them still at the top one honter. So that's why theirsdoesn't have actually value H to that same level. 'cause. The thing is,they'll make? U One the bimid edition mmit's only that's the one that soldfor trial like for almost six hundred thousand dollars. Then there is another tier, that's aplatinum like five and it starts going down. It's like five, ten fifteen, twentyfive and fifty the tears that they have and obviously the less that actuallycomes out the more valuable same thing: waste signings. Ah He he actually again he took me toschool. I go like Oh, my God. It must be so valuable to have like a sign C, aNolan, Bryan or Willi May theny, O owhat Yeahl l get a couple hundredbucks for them. When I was like why andhe goes because of the rarity of thesigning is where the value is going to be MHM, and he actually told me it'slike the less the player signs, the rarity is going to go up players that do a lot of fanconventions. They sign too much always sit theree siging all day. It makes all the sense of the world itisn', much more rare. Obviously it's going to be something. That's Goinnaactually make sense that I it's less.

It's less interesting 'cause. You havea lot of expoe over it. Againso it's a very fascinating business and- and Igot it- has a very stock market alike, tren towit, apeninthing, so yeah. Youcertainly take care of things and I'm glad to hear that you kept your cardsbecause I think it's a good investment. I think I got rid of mind many yearsago. I Wan to go to the point of eventually H in in this time would have been asgood as anything B. I've been sloppyg in that I I do have very well takencare of and and everything but like he has multipleplaces like hanging them up. supernise person T I I need to get to that pointeventually, but that's if anything, bushless there's also because you mentioned youwere late at the beginning of our interview, but the reason you relatewas because you were bringing a rescue animal to the veterinarian. So I meanthat speaks to y you're willingness to take care ofthings and from the young age of learning. When you don't have much take care of what you have yeah, butthat's something very valuable in my life as far as animals, I I'vealways been very very connected to an I iironically th, the FIRINCinteraction that I remember was both with fish. We had a fish tank mhm a butthe very first one was ot, a lizard that just pretty much like showed up. II remember name naming him for whatever reason: Peppe him or her H, so yeah.That was my kick off. If anything we with animals, but I've always been veryreceptive to animals. I I strongly think that the way peopleshould see it is that they're living beings just like us and they deserve asmuch as a chance of US disserbing it a great life Asto Day, and that has beensomething that during this time, especially in thevery initial first month, I was able to do so much so much ofanimal rescuing and Um. The family has grown much more here. How many annmoms do you have in yourhome now or what was the peak MIT's tough on all like the he town? Always you say that yeah yeah ' always never hard to know. I do have the notation H, because Ialways have to keep track of everything case. I have both the ones that livehere and the ones that aren'ttransite for me placing them for adoption. So I would actually at the check, butthere's a lot there's a lot. Thankfully, there's space werthere is a a lot of hem so back into you andyou're C normal for you to actally, be walking here and uh like whatever. I think it's great and Ithink it. It speaks to your your willingness to take care of things andyou've learned that from your mom and so when you're turning into a teenager.Did you find yourself continuing just doing some side things, or did you findwork in your teens? I was always doing something I packedbags. I worked TAT ice cream shops, restaurants translating H Call Center. I I ha t as many things ta Yo can actually do.I always wanted to be boll, productive and and get basy on on something. Howare you doing in school at this time? Alas, and always hap an academicallyvery good, but one of the things that I actually hadthe face was that stemming mostly from that issue with the very badrelationship with my father, I really really developed them very,very bad attitude, so when you're smart and you don't knowhow to be smart, that can actually be a very badcombination. So I I remember and uh high to the new yor public librarysystem. I hope this is something they have changed today. I don't know howmany curse I actually threwout them that day, but a lot of Ur poms were actuallypresented. I got prohiboted from taking out books on the ErpublicLibrary because I had taken. I had...

...multiple infractions of how many booksyou can actually take out indifferent parameters of time, and they told me we're sorry, but nowyou actually are penalized. You can't take books for what was it like threemonths or whatever Yo man Ain. I know too many books. I told them. I, like Lisen, you stupidpiece of dip piped up in several epoms you're, telling a kid that he cannotfurther self educate himself, because some of them stupid rule that youactually Hav in place, rather than actually being worried that the kidactually you know has an interest in SOMF Educatin. I thought that so stupid, so so stupid. You know it's Li. Liketill this day. It's one of those things you go like. Oh Ges Bo goes your Molwho actually put that in place. I hope it's something that has changed well, Imean then again h libraries nowadays with everything being so digitalized.Obviously don't Ha don't carry as much as weight as back then, but yeah th. II was always. I guess I got into the Jens for my dad.He was an avid reader himself. Sa was always very ahead of a curve and in thecombination of the bad attitude I actually grew up for, oh that that was not good. 'CAUSE, likeI really had a problem with authority- and you know Li e, if I didn't have itin for the teacher or not, I didn't have the best answers possible,so discipline, which is it's very ironic 'cause. I'm superdisciplined nowadays also another thing I actually learned h from my dad. I it was tough. Like hat, I really hada hard time whenever a teacher. If it really didn't act, I Wenin I saierday.It was like nono no and it was tough. It was really tough, antad regard, so academically never a problem, but h from that very veryimportant perspective of respecting of being disciplined and not being stilfull of yourself just because theadn o know what you're being taught it was quite chaunging. I wouldn't havewanted to be my my teacher any for that or the Librarian Wen. No, I I don't feel bad for that. That par was solely ontent forhaving that DOB rule and yeah. It seems a little odd to unless you weren'tbringing them back, but if you were bringing them I was always wringing thebag. It's just that I um they. They even they roled me down the infractionSanticula, and I D I told him. I was like s stupiddark. I mean you just wrote me down n infraction Imean driving or something it's like. What is this and it was very detailed.It's like you took more books than we allow in six months three months aweeks and I was Likei was actually it was like. Are you going to throw me injail for you need to go? Grab your buddy and say Hey Weineed, to get yougive me some of these books out t a Te, illegal, onrintn, so Sfar, butnever thought of that. Indeed, then again, the other kids were not asenthusiastic as myself of reading, and I think I'm very happy with sang actually had time for everythingthat that was great. I mean I need some of that time. Loop back then sthe days,apparently today they they're not as long as they used to be, but I dideverything it was like. I read a bunch I played abunch. I was very in ent, pretty much a greatrelationship with my mother, everything and the whole nine yards in the familyand whatnot. I had time for everything. I really don't. I always say tha. WhenI hear the kids. Oh, it was either one thing and Itas like. Oh, no, no, no,it's like you were limiting yourself there. There is time for everything oryour kid. Did you start to focus in on 'cause? I know that you went touniversity. So was there something directing you toyou know, I'm going to start doing something in particular, did you startto have a wher? Did you have a dream from m a young age that you wanted tobe something? When did your focus kind of start to funnel into well? You know I want to say I want much more tocollege because of my parents, then, because of myself, and I stay very firm without opinionstill to nowadays. I think the...

...education system, unfortunatelyworldwide, very overrated MHM and it it's verymuch faced out from what it should be. I I find it hard unless you're doingyou know something of the medical field, Mhmel, fundamentally the medical fieldof anything or architecture or whatnot, so many other careers that you reallyjustify that. Do you really have to go to college, for that, or I mean you could self teach and howmuch of a difference is it really going to be? I think it's Gotinto a pointwhere, in many cases, just a pretty much h take the US for an example. There is how many instances in whichcolleges are just oh way so and so as from Yale or this and that, but it'slike well. We also have the scandal going on pending trials and whatnot for allthose very rich parents that actually bought theireducation out to their kids, sure th. What a brilliant person that's going tobe poor, becky becky such a disappointment on Bacpepollhouse Riyeah. You know I had such to crash on, butthen again, then again, as we said at the beginning, you put our ourselves inher shoes. Hopefully on high heels Um, we might find ourself doing the samething right. I don't think so know you go against the whole thing.You never know'cause, O all amazen. In this particular case. I E I've alwaysthought that if you don't sweat it, you don't value it Nand when you put thingsso easily in this case, it's unfair, obviously to everyone else. At the sametime, you're not giving time for someone to appreciate mhm what they'reactually grasping theirselves T ho. How are they going to value Yo, somethingjust like? Oh here, you go silver plate so in in that particular case like Oh,no, it would be nice to Ni it her showery. It would Itoud be nice to knowher story right, like you know, I don't know her daughter, but her daughter wassomewhat famous or something herself and you to and realy o the dynamics ofyeah. She had think of huge following the dynamics of the relationship, andyou know how 'Caus e you know I see here in Korea, or you know many youmentione the states or Canada. What have you? A lot of children run, runthe house right. So whatever the kid wants, unlike you know, maybe where youwere right like if the kids are you know, whatever I say, goes- and theparents rats following along and the kid's like W. I want to go to this onemummy right, you're grades. Aren't that good, the mummy I want to go to thisone and then mummy wants to do what she can to ry. I mean it would beinteresting to know thes story behind it. 'cause it's not just as simple asmy daughter wants to go here here is the money there's more ou missteps along the way that led theminto that it wasn't just you know there was probably other instances where well her powders whim. I mean also itcomes into play that so many people have to understand. Justbecause you have money, it doesn't mean that you actually have to feel thatYoure Goin to get away ot anything that entitlement that actually comes alongthe way that that's something that should be like Otalya, race, wll. That's the samesaying with university right e unfortunate thing. I I don't have anyproblem with school and having teachers and students. The issue is people who don't go toschool. I mean the issue is people who go to school if they have that, youknow vandity or m arrogance of I went to school or the people who don't go toschool, say Ohl, I don't feel is good because I didn't do what they did. Ithink that that's the part that hinders people, the most people feel thatthey're less than someone that went to university or the people who went touniversity feel that there 're more than those that didn't no. You justhave a different path and just do your j ind, Your Business. You know it's one of those things like. I find it again very hard and again,I'm speaking from a very particular STANCD, because I I've always h beenvery strong into being empiric in life. It's very valuable. So when the problem is- and I don't Wanttapretty much dump on the teachers atd, so it's not solely their problemm. It'sthe education systems in general. They really need an upgrade for them. In myperspective, to actually be of any legitimate value added to your life, it's very tough an and I struggled tosee it like. Okay, that's very, a very nice pen, Som and very nice day, very nice campis and allthis and this and that. But what are...

...you really going to give me? That'sgoing to be so badly about life and and at the end of the day, the value thatuniversity is going to give you is that you're going to be able to say? Oh wait.I went here I Wen here and that's actually going Ta Leap Pracue in in aworking position, you're still not going to be the best qualifiedcandidate for that. So it's a very flawed system and it's alsoconnected even to working environment. It's like it's like someone. That'shiring should actually take that into consideration, also in the evaluation,not that their eyes actually go OL this person's from Harvar, it's like Oh okay,they're from harbor, but they need to be equally evaluated, MHMto the same person that may went to community college. If anything isI'mline for the position, as the person went to Communin College might be athousand times better in so many ways. So that's a problem. I was recentlyconversing with someone in that regard. It waslike I was like finance should be something that, asactually taught to kids very early on at school very early on. It should be somethingand so many other aspects. It's like even sexual orientation. Another thingthat should also it's like: We have to drop both the taboos and the unnecessary and focus much moren, the functionality of life and how that's going to translate in fortunesfor the daily living in usage of proper and we're only as good for society asefficient. We are in contributing positively do it. So what is the focuswe have? I it's tough. I I find it verydifficult, with certain exceptions of a few careers, it's to actually justified just college,just because yeah, I think you're right and you had a motivation more from yourparents. Probably wanting you know that American life better rigt to do em and they did or somethingalong those lines, and that's kind of I see that as a unnecessary pressure puton kids just O 'cause, that's that's better than I had well, not necessarily,or it may not be right so, and it's like in the case of bothof them. They actually did get their education later on when the things uglyimproved. U Economically and whatnot, and but you know it's like yeah, they did it, but still like Inever felt. There was like one of those things that it was like. Oh, oh, great,yeah, that's my thing too! No and to be honestly in college academically, I was terriblybored er like w. What are you giving me thatyou know is going to be really a help in my career? It's I e!! no, no! No!I'M NONO! No, finding anything! H and h! That was a story of IM. I mean I had alot of fun that I won't deny but H academically like. I can't tell youthat there was one too many things that I was thrilled by or that I tookin in my career and they have been like stepping stones, Li e. What did youtake in college? I did asn why you took it BA GM MC, H,journalism and mask communication. So is there a reason like? Were youthinking, then this is what you want to get into and was there a reason behindthat? Did you have? Did you meet somebody and Communic Ordeu Laselleagain, I always had the inspiration and was very solid into sports knowledge.It self in general, so it really was a constant hm wel. I have a passion for this very strongway since I'm a kid so ho. How do I put this to work? I wasn't originally goingto start my first career in that, but the closest friend I ever had inlife actually gave me that extra push we were drunk into next Monday, almost at sunrise and after a friend'sbirthday, and it was uh the well we're now sober kind ofconversations Ho told me straight up. I mean why are you having doubt andwanting to study something else just go over this nd. You know like tryingactually making in that life. That's really what you want. Why should you not? You know and yeah he, of course it was a very, veryheated advice from him, which I I think...

...him. Thankfully 'cause it might havemarked the difference uh to a certain degree. Maybe I actually found my wayeventually anyways, but I it wasn't originally the the first path andactually had in mine. I was actually going to incur in in business initiallyand he actually gave her that push. I thank em for aternally on that and it'sbeen pretty good. It's been very, very good. I have only the the best o actually say.I I'm very fortunate that I was able to start very small and pretty much craft,my wife so out of college. What how did you step along the way? So one of the things I did it was pretty much. I I've always been very, very, veryactive and I really didn't want to go intothat hole. Oh Yeah, I'm going to do an intership, which I find post college or when you'reabout the finish, whatever enthorships to be so dumb. You know it's like, Oh,so you have to go through the whole cycle and then you can actually have asmall exposure on the how you maybe Mi get W. I know I gan actually find mywey in into working. I'm o going to do this dumb, processf yeah. Four yearslater, I'm Gongto I started working hand on hand, ofcourse, very small walls, as you would expect, and H. I pretty much was doing both atthe same time and escalated n my way through it. By the time I actuallygraduated to college. It was a different perspective. In my life'cause, I was already in the process of actually being anamed. Tha was makingsome sounds, which is cimfering to okay. I fit its okay. Now, I'm going to do it,no n, no an intership again being pose college or close when you'refinishing that's something else that it's like. Why? Why why? What were some of those rules that youhad so that those were preparing you for your career, so so very small rolls nd in smallstations, H, radio and TV osimorde broadcasting inparticular? Yes, yes, yes, you're a small stations, well T V and radio aswell as well newspapers. Fortunately, I one of the things whenyou having declaw IIS recisely, you get to do any in every role. Any and everythink Claw Claw your weight, Yeah Yeah! No, it'sgood! It's a good o e!! no, no yeah! So Do you do that? I've heard there's supposedly A. I think I think that's a beer name H,which yeah that's just the name. I've heard it so many times and you can seehow great I am as much money as actually made from recycling beer cans.That shows you how little I actually consume ber. So when did you start to get tractionwith your cline? When did it become? This is so tisimer? Is this your totalsource of income or ware you doing something on the side as well? Well,very initially, I was making very low money so uh I was doing this. I was doing collegeand additionally, I was also working both and one point in a bankinstitution and then in a call center, MHM H, which I didn't last like too long on thosemhm h and yeah like th. Those were prettymuch like the the Gogat side, jobs additionally, thatI actually have to actually make end to me the combination of ofthose initial times. So, as you were working the side, jobsand clawing you way up the ladder yeah with the cat. In the background, HRIGHT DOJOKO was your passion growing for tobe a sports commentator is. Was this like? Okay? This is really what I wantto do and nothing's going to stop me. Did you have that determination, YeahYeah Yeah? I always knew I I had it in me and my friend's push was, if anythinghe as much as I needed to have no absolute doubt that I couldactually crush it. What was your Big Earl? Ah I mean you look back. It doesn't lookthe whole bunch of breaks, but you know what was the thing. Like, ah N,...

I think there's two ways to see it mhm. I guess there's the you know, like thePerciv big break that obviously people can actually say well, yet I was breakand- and I think, there's also the big break- that you actually feel yourselfas a MOFESSONA and I think those not always our hand on hand yep cause like Um. If you would ask me, I would tell youthat, probably probably like uh, I want to say around year, five mhm,that's really when the brake actually started. If anything, how long ago, as your five year, fivewould have been twenty eleven Oky so just nine years ago or so yeah, but I want to say at the same time that Ithink that yea'r, seven twend and thirteen mthat's, when Ipersonally felt the Big Brak rally re like fully stepped in that everything was pretty much likecoordinated in any single way. So whele were wh T. were these two instances, antwo thousand dleven to Oend, thirteen that culminated your career well, two thousand and eleven. It waspretty much a getting the whole M B, a finals, oh world series and superbowlexperience like all at the same time, and additionally, also the the Olympic level games so you'rephysically at these sporting events during these timesdoing play by play inSpanish in English, are you doing both I started play by playing back in Ol,nine and the first ironically, I even lived next, the old YankeeStadium at one point, ironically, the first world series I actually had wasYangis Phillis, so bu yeah like a fair amount of times, yes physicallyat the events, not always 'cause, obviously, as we know, nenetworks,sometimes actually getit budgeting cost or stations, whatever they'll do anamount yes present, depending on the relevance of the event, others not somuch at year, being able to actually graspall of that and be there definitely that's a different soakin asfar as mm. Oh wait: MMI'm kindo like grabbing steam and the same time thethe coverage level and everything and you start being perceived differentlyMHM. So my twenty eleventh point twelve, you could definitely feel a differentapproach from when you were actually being dealt with. It's like Oh, okay,the kid has it: Okay, M. Okay, let's see what what else you can actuallybuild off on, but yeah like. I think that I felt thatsame thing, but fully for me in thousand, and thirteen and Mojovite O was pretty much, I think, from an emotional perspective being able to finally have a a growingrelationship with my father. Ironically, to all this, I think that some nuggets of advice heactually gave te plus the good sentiment of finally having that goodrelationship, or at least building fowards it it made me feel so much more ntrusted,especially because of the fact that I know that this was something that hehimself wanted to do, but he blocked himself from doing so. If anything that was an extra push,and I already felt I had the tools working and everything which I did andagain I've. I've always been about my crat, so I think just the combinationof everything and if you actually like in any otherproduct of life, if you crap it and you crast it, you will get to that pointwhere it develops significantly and it's easy to see a developed product, but it's better when you actually seewhat actually made it get there. MMI Remember at one point being in in one of the boots of a stadium, and there was a veteran I told me. Iwas sitting down in one of the books and he told me Inever forget it till this day, and I...

...reminded him in case he actually hadforgotten years later. As he told me, have a good good, good experience inthat seet 'cause, that's the closest you're ever going to get to actuallycalling a play by play in a stadium of any sorte. I want an idiot yeah, of course my response was, I I'm very, very, very fundamental, Tho,respect and discipline, but you get what on you give out. So I gave him amiddle finger, of course, and I told them watch and see in the meantime, youcan actually grab these two friends and go ahead and do as you please by by what's the reasoning. Do you thinkbehind his remark? Is this? Is there s a lot of competition? Inbr I mean theremust be. I mean ee feeling all this new up and coming guy might you know takeover or he knew someone that might want a position like you have like backstabbing and stuff like that.That goes on ors. It's just a little healthy competition, a little jab likein any walk of life like in any walk of life, you're you're going to get a lotof backstabbing you're going to get a lot of this, and that, and so I think that our industry a lot of times, people actually see andit' Lik. I tell anyone it's like I m, even being like yourself. It's like you,see me in a cafe or something W, not so much nowaday ban devintrm but um, an o like Um, I'm just a regular tacklike yourself that happens to work in something that's public. But aside fromthat, like everything else, we face the same circumstances that you would getin any other industry, so yeah that is present there. I think that, unfortunately, in anyline of business, you sometimes get some betterans that if atheus parked upenergetic knows that he's good kid, thon'h justtry and bring hem down and there's a difference between arrogance and pretty much self, knowing yourvalue and I've never handered away from a betting, but I know I'm good and I'mvery good. I I I don't believe that actually stepsin any line of being humble and whatnot. It's just knowing your value. Now. If Iwould be to use in an arrogant way, then I would tell you: okay, that's bad,but there's no shame or wrongfulness in you admitting the value you actuallyhave and I think in any walk of life. People immediately jump to thatjudgment. All your Arrogan Ik, Oll and yeah, like I feel t there was a acertain amount of betterans that they got rubbed the wrong way. Just becauseof N M I've always been in any circle that I've been I've been very secure ofmyself nd. What is your title know? I can trag it up. What is your title?What would you call yourself ecause, I know Youbaio says m abroadcasting or commentator, but is that? Well, I would say straight up: SportsYourreizin broadcaster would probably be th the most fade into that 'cause Um. I I've done so much of both. You knowit's it's been always hand to hand in both aspects of it. What does it taketo hone your craft to for you to be as good as you say,you are, and I have no doubt that you are good. What does it take for asports broadcaster commentator to be good like in any walk of life? You know ifyou want to sell fruit and you want to be the best at it. You actually have totake notes on N. Wote can actually get you there and the same thing for any type ofindustry. You really really have to be willing to be the bestcritic to yourself, maybe not as much as I am like. I'm I'm one tha. I take any minute detail that I didn'tlike from what I actually said I'll. Take it down like no N. No, youcould ave actually done this and then and it sometimes things that peoplewill not notice or don't care enough to notice or don'thave the Ey to notice. But you should you should you always have to bebigilant 'cause? Indeed, if you want to be very good, it's like you're notgoing to have tinkerbelll just come up and Um you'regreat. No, that's not going to happen. Peter Pann, great okay, but no, not inthe real world. So I it becomes one of those things that you have to go day byday in it and if you start humbl and you end humblewell, that's much more power and credit...

...to you. 'cause, that's the best thingin life. I one of the things that you know keeps seem much more happinessis the fact that I get along with the person that's here in the bottom,and I get along with the person that's here in town and there is no difference.'cause, it's IT'S HUMAN BEINGS! That's how I see it. I think that one thing social mediashould actually be of understanding. Som People is thatwere men to axally, be social and ene meant to be properly treated. BCAUSEwere human means, and in the process of that you never know the better advices that are going tohelp you grow where they're going to come from. In fact, like I've been veryhappy and blessed that I ve I'e worked a a very good core professionalsthroughout my career, thankfully in in very of high level, so you get alot of Udbis from that, but you always have to be open to receiving much more of that advice fromany average Jan MHM. I can't tell you how many times t I've actually beentold feedback from some fans, and I'm, like you know that actually makes sense. Butif, if you actually go intoo, oh no public, figureteryou're, closing upyourself from an opportunity of continuously holding your crown, youalways need to be smart, humble, respectful, disciplined the best criticit's a day and day in day outdat in dayout every day, if you're breathing,you have a chance to actually be better, not only in your profession in anythingin Mine, you can be a better parent. He can be a better brother cousin, whatever it there's always achance for improveming it. The. I think the sticking point is: Do you want toget better? Are you afraid to get better, there's a lot of people thatactually have fears even to getting better they they fear. Whatever reason youknow, it's like there, there's people that don't have the energy in them toget better. There's, there's so many cases, but it all revolves in the same.Do you it can improve. You should do it. So do you go back and listen to yourthe Sports Commenta Terry, that you've done on a particular event and also howmuch time do you spend? You know watching sports news, payingattention to the stats and all of those things outside of you know. Maybe you'd have Game Dayprep, I guess of whoever R's a fight or something just knowing particular whatyou're doing but wr time do you do through the week through your life, ofknowing everything about sports. How much is that m? Maybe even a challenge,because you might find the temptation ecause it never ends. I mean now youhave a little slowdown. You might be able to catch up, but it's like tryingto cry Um some water out of a firehose. You know I in my case, since I've beenpretty much so through and through multiple sports. It becomes even much more complex,Ecaus now you're, not looking at Oh white, the guy. U He only has thisboard and he specialized in Ind Saike, oh no in my caseit, they tc all around.So the preparation has its own thing. Now.Am I going to tell you that I know even on so and so actually Hav forbreakfast at Eg Ecause, I'm that soaped in O on everything? No, not really! You do have to do your possiveinvestigation of being informed in all that, but there is something- and I gave thisadvice to a young up and coming play by plant. He told me- Oh, I was just offered this, but I don't know a thing about theseathletes and I was like okay, but you do know aboutthat. Sport Yeah and I'm like great. Do you wantto, miss out thatopportunity? No, but I don't know about the athletesat are going to be involved. Well, I' gint tell you something: You have a following dilemma. You knowabout the sport, that's already a great advantage. MHM.The only thing you have to do is do your investigation ly in about theseathletes and complementd there. If you...

...actually go ahead and you mess up onsomething well, you know what welcome even the ones that have been doing it.The longis of time are going to commit mistakes, don't be afraid of it. Now,if you would tell me well, I don't have knowledge of that sport, particularlywhethe, like wellbuddy ou're, probably going to have a tough time on, then youcan still take the opportunity, but you have te a valiry. Is that going to becounterproductive for the follow of your career, it's easier to have theknowledge, an fundamentals of the sport and just doing a complimentaryinvestigation for event, which we have the production meetings. We have thepreproduction the packages, everything yeah do your thing and I'm one thatI'll be very thorough even in the athletes that obviously are going to beyour you're much more mainstrem I'll still actually take a look throughthose packages and see if there's something else that maybe is an extra'cause pay? U Let me give you an example like H, takea an EMAMA cart. I've done enmimade cars that sometimes have been eighthours as a play by play. You never haveenough information that something's going to be extra MHM. You need alwaysas much as you can actually have in 'cause. You got to pick your mobens Monwin to actually throw it in. So a good memory is always great. A good memoryis very much fortified by a lot of reading, also mind you, like I told YheAvon reader, always so that kind of thing it's like like in anything in life. If you wantto accomplish something, do you just want to be middle of the line you wanto be very good? You want to be excellent, you. What is it that youwant to be? You have to put the time in, you have to put the effort, and yougotta forget about everything else. There's always going to be NA seesthere's always going to be people on your side. You decide which one are younow, if you're not on your side, oh you're, in a load of trouble andthere's are no Loa earnt, there's a lot of people who are not yeah like, like,I said a few minutes ago, there's a lot of people that self lock and if, ifyou're self, locking it's like? No, it's it's not going to walk like that,probably not going to walk. What's most different difficult about your job,Christan hmthat's, I guess it depends on you know. I think it's a veryindividual question. 'cause uh I mean I guess, you're going to havepeople that are going to tell you the travel nd tereberation this and that mmthe thing is like. I want to say, probably probably again, Mye PespekiYehi. Think for a lot of people, probably is the whole thing of walking in nicxshells that a lot of times, and especially inthis business, you're actually going to get it a lot, and sometimes I can actually put another block to your stepping Soa.I think that's one h sometimes h. There are some businesses that have not a Balt Til, the passing oftimes it's like that applies for anything in life. Like I remember earlier, during this pandemic, I was watching the news, the local news, and I actually had to go myself andcheck in 'cause. I couldn't believe it. The unemployment wetpage for MforFlorida looks like something brought up fromwindows. Ninety five or something I like well and go whan. I saw tha the news I waslike W. No is this, this true and actally went ahead and I saw thewebsind like it is true. So there's a lot of outdateand I think that sometimes like take Maor League Basilfor one there's, people that need to evolve to the point of understanding thattheir decision making times for the profits of the business is past time. I am not surprised in any shape or formthat milb out of t e mainsports in the. U S has been the one actually phasingall this chaos whereof the pandemic.

I honestly don't understand baseball inthe sense that if I was to turn on the T V or whenever we do now, we don'tturn on TVs. Do we look at a game during the regularseason and hardly anyone in this stands until maybe, if your team gets, I Imean, there's some teams that have a good fan base, but you know these PLA.I have no problem with the money they make personally oeeoe's going to pay gohead, but how? How do they hohad it with hardly any ticket sales for manyyears at a time? And that's one of the things I I found very interesting about this shortseason MHM and I hope I hope, and you know like SOM in a way I feel, like my,I hope, feels like a passionate thing much more than realistic that theyactually consider reducing the season 'cause. The problem is inagain. Don't get me wrong when I wasa kid before getting into the business. I didn't see that that way. EEIT waslike, but there's two aspects of us one. I was not in the business yet so Ididn't have bad perspective h of what I'm actually going to get into, and thesecond is also when I was growing up. Baseballactually had stars yeah. It actually had stars, so I I I would take as much basewall asyou would get, but then again back then you had at least in every team, no lessthan two stars that everyone wanted to go and see and pay aticket for ITM. Can you say the same today? Oh No, youcannot you cannot. So the issue, on he hand, is when the season is so long. There getsa point where I'm sorry, but why dod the Games matter? It's like okay, yeah,oh they lost, they were swept in this series by so, and so it's like oh great,they only have like a hundred games off so golly GE. That's going to be sodeterminent, it's like here's too much games, it's aobient amount of game, IISThi season at five hundred and they well. You know it's like there's norelevance into the Games because there's too many of them, I like whe. We were talking with thewhole signature thing for for the Memorabilian. If there is so many games,how are you going to ask someone to become engage? What if you'R Ponit MHMItans, I Tomin O like a million more chances of doing somethingso theengagement, it's tough, it's very tough and specially it's like the seasonbegins right. After the Super Bowl, they starttheir training igtoand. Then it ends up with football. Halfway and H, et b fewweeks in everything else passes rignt in the middle. It's lie, of course, people can actually feelDisenfranchi, especially having so many options like. I would love for baseballto become popular again and not regional. I mean yeah, you tell MobnOhno, no, it's it's very popular. It's like yeah th, the decrease it it's real,but okay, yeah whatever you say it's a regional sport nowadays,unfortunately- and I almost cried when a couple of monthsago, I actually saw the numbers in and even mos jumped them in the Damos ofeighteen to thirty. Four IFOYOUR issue is the antiquity of how so where you'rewalking on eggshelvs is how they do things in an older manner, and it's notup to date and for you being a younger guy in this industry, you probablywanna, you know, suggest, or you just wish the peoplethat were in the Rongo or who made the decisions, would just kind o updatethemselves, and that makes it difficult for you wanting run, make the sportsbetter for themyeahlike Um. Obviously, nowadays I have that much more h wrote the walkand I've. You know established my career, but coming up and and beingcreative and wanting to be on. You know like the innovative wave and stuff- and you know it was tough 'cause a lot oftimes you run into people that they don't even want to give you time a day,theyre just stuck on their ways and they're, not acknowledging the factthat their ways are outdated and it hurts the business and it's like Hey uh,you know it's like. We got a modernize and you know it's it's only great forthe business if you actually see a different perspective, but if you just see a kid that has goodideas, a d and You flush hem out, and...

I'm I'm talking, not only in myparticular case when I was coming up, but I'm talking in general in in anycase it's like, if you just dish out the idea and not even give 'em time aday, it's like you're, going to miss out on something. That's pespectively, a good chance to Improve Your Businessd. If you're not working forward to fishing son, you just want to stakstuck in your tomes. Well, we know what evolution actually brings o along theline. Christan. What do you enjoy about yourwork? What are some things that bring you excitement and jewelry? Maybe evena highlight of your careers in your young career so far? Well, you know I I'MN tryand use the Cliche, theatornically Sha, if you're doing what you love you're, not working MHM, whichis a cliche but yellw, let's throw it in there. I generilly have a very big passion for sports that intrinsically translates directly when I'm working toa very high degree. It's like my excitement level is always presentthere. I really live the fact of I'm doing this and I love this so that, onits own, serves as a motor selv serves as everything that you really need, and I think for anything you do in life. It really should be that you actually are incling to that.If you really want to have that that extra to give that actually comes out, I h I'm not going to lie my favoriteaspect. FROF, the career is the play by playing, I think, there's a a different levelinto it. As far as wow. It's a the excitement level you can actuallyget to, especially, I would say one advantage I have, and the fact of doing both of theSpanish and English market is that I've. I've done a good job of actually condensing both andtaking elements that work in one and taking it to the other. Adding my takeinto it. Originality should always actually be a factor and if anything,one of the things that I do, that is not so pretty much like H, key element in the English market, butyes a lot of times in the Spanish market. The drama aspect that youactually need to take itto MHM. I I hope that, eventually, thatsomething actually comes much more into it. 'cause it's much more needed, likesometimes you know, like I put myself in t the seat of the other person, it'slike if the play by plague, I sounds dry, even in his main call. It's likemm you're not going to engage someone like that Muney. So that's that'ssomething. I've always appreciated that the Spanish market, of course, thereare incancens in which the drama you just at the know, the level you canactually go into it. 'cause. If you go too dramatic, it's like there's goingto be a disconnect so like in anything. You have to know what dosage youactually give into it, but the the cheer excitement than you actually getfrom a player I play is wonderful. Picking out a single momentt's, tough 'cause there's been so many thankfully, but I think I think that possibly Oun, I want to say the WO thousand andThirteen World Baseball classic US versus Dominican Republic in Miami Mhm.The game in which Dr knocked out the US that game that game I it was challenging, I mustsay, cause the atmosphere that was there inMarland's park, the amount of the minicans blooding and just in thecolgeriner you it was a very challenging game to actually stay portprofessional and not let emotions take over get cut up in the moment, and it'stough I mean I, you would actually see down and I saw down from our cab- and Iwas like this is like if I would be inthedominic in the stadium. It's like it was. I don't know how many debakerswere ther. It was like o any amounte. I forget the amount, but it was a lot alot and it was very visible. So the noise everything it was: tough, really calling that game.It was very challenging, not the Sliping, a biased, standpoint MHM, soit chounged me. So I mean it. Wasn't the finals no was not, but as far aspeak emotion for me that felt like it,...

I mean you're going against the? U S,you know it's like the standard of anything MHM and being that Kimberal Eybar at Ba, I'm like wow the emotions that actually went throughthat. That was something and again you know it. It wasn't a championshipFollman, but symbolically in so many ways it's like it was. You know it's it's one of those things that my emotions were running so high and atthe same time, like my eternal challenge, you got to stay unbias Ye God theyanbis as much as you were wiioh yeah. We did I no so I felt very, very, verychallenge, but up the at the same time, 'cause I was demanding myself to stayon my element as much as I did O want to. Obviously I could tink many of the sports that you do there.Is that temptation to be like yeah, like you know, if Ma May, fight orsomething or some guy misses some easy shot in thembn and you bum wait. No noYgott say in your lane. You gotta, you know well Lak, Um h, I mean it just depends like in my case. Ithink the patriotic aspect of it had a lot to do in that yeah from the chown standpoint. The thing is like for me to connect with with an athleteas far as my likeness thoard their game, there's not been like so many, so somany and I think that's where the the issues can cout like for one. I enjoyed Sammy Sosa, a lot ohterriblywho wouldn't you the guy was a show man, but barkerquire was my favorite slugger and the guy you could actually say awarm home for for charisma, but I liked them. It was like I even used tobackstands like him, so you know it's like. I never got todo anything in regard to big MANC, but I remember running an interview with afull feature. I couldn't but actually tell him. I waslike listen to after the interval IE. You know you're full on my favorite slugger allthe time and he actually told me you're great atyour job and Sie. I feel so happy and I felt like a kid. I was like yeah wow, but again you know like I wanted somuch actually say it on air, but you know no, you gotto keep your yourtranks into it, so I can see where that can be a challenge. If you have someengagement towards that, but I can tell you like: I haven't had the instence really asidefrom that World Baseball Classic, and you know it might be one of thosethings that maybe when you're a kid and additionally being in the in theindustry, you maybe manage it better 'cause. The thing is like Labran, James,probably the best player I in history, but I enjoyed more Michael Jordan'sgame M uh. You know it's like t s on O. I mean you know, like I think, there's a lotof overrate factor with Michael Jordan whatnot, but but the guy he plinted ina way that was fire. The Bran again, I think, he's the best, but he's so fundamenta and his play alot of times that when he actually gets some fires, I all you're alive rgrtan grade ND, not beinga boy scout necessarily or what not. So that's one thing, but in this Ay an age like uh, I see some of the players like look adogtick that that ki o that kid is fire that that's a very entertaining kid toactually watch uh, Nickola, jokick H he's good b. Hedoesn't have that energy level that you would get of Aluca, but it's tob. Likeuh, I tell you like from that Um that kit alike level of engagement. Now it's not the same, and I guess I created so much of a blockingof for me to actually say onbiased that I it comes much tougher nowadays for me to actually have thatlevel. Just inthinking of when you were...

...a kid O, I mean coming from dominicantat eight selling selling some juice on the side grabbing some bottles from neighbors working your way up and getting somegood advice, ane sound advice to do what you want yeah and then thestruggles all along by having this job or that working in the industry. Youwanted to part the partway or clawing your way up. What advice do you havefor people without the job? The kid that you were the one in between jobsor the one discouraged about going to work because they're just not feelingit today. What advice do you offer well boy, and I was starting out- I wasliving pretty much n in a rented room that I barely had space to for mythings and ot. You know, but I I think, there's two approaches youcan actually have in your mind. It's like do you want to progress, or do you wantto stay in the same stone you're at Thatay? It's all the approach you actually have.If you have a goal- and I returned to what I was telling you knowing thatyou're good and and not comprmising them ofarrogance and staying humble, no, your goal work for it and it ain'tgoing to be easy by no means. But if you always know from day on that, you wanta pretty much continue.Striving striving striving you're goingto get there eventually,but you have to take in all the proper effords y youv got to be pretty much ina concerted approach that, if you actually don't wing it in the properway, there's a good chance you're not going to make it to the levels that youmight anspire and you have to be realistic about the approach. Youactually want to have one thing that in I returnd to the emotion aspect ofit I um I was very fortunate to have a lot ofclose people that that actually gave me good advice, not necessarily only family, butfriends ask well that were Al as family truly and UH. Sadly, I lost in in the span of very short time I lost so many Tad. It was sad because it felt like to apoint like a wile, I'm doing this next step, and I would like this person toactually see that what they deposited in me was there and there's two ways to seeit or you can actually throw yourself down or you're actually going tomotivate yourself through that and strive ahead and bom continue and on tothe next, and it's tough I mean we don't want to lose people by no means.But if the laws actually comes Y, you really have to continue trivingthrough it, and I think like when my dad died back intwent Y. Sixteen, I was scheduled to to call the firstround of the playoffs Venibe and obviously I jumped through that and the following week. I actually Returne to work for thestart of the American leaue championship series and it was. It was very tough. I remember that atthe end of of the call when we were doing the pulse game, I couldn't holdthat anymore and I I ended up crying and when we were almost round the outthe post game. It was tough 'cause like the first, the Indians were mop and h. That was e.One of the first two teams, when I saw Worldser, was the first time whet mydad was the Marlands n, the Indians, ninety seven, so the elements in there. They were tough and same like that,like other people that I did lose, it's tough but again, eryturns to thesame thing. How are you going to boost yourself, though? It's the goal, youactually want t accomplished, O you have faith in yourself and whatevercreed you actually might have, but you have to have it in yourself as well and stem from that that you're going todo everything you want everything you need, but if you have still breathe in your lungs, you can'continue the game ain't. Over till you actually say it's going to be over. Youhave to want it that bad that good.

However, you want a phrase it great.However, it works for you, do it with dignity if it has to be the longer way, great than do it like that, but alwayssweat for it leave your last effort in it. Never compromise dignity. Dicnity istoo strong of a value to compromise it's better to take longer, but to doit properly, then the other way around you will remember this always always doit the right way. The right way is always better. Just in your you're, a wise young man, I do my best. You know like o how caand you h that would be at Christian, Moreto D, no h and a D as an dog in theend, see what I did there, but yeah an I'll quote the dark night,uh Gret, trillog great trilogy in theUNRCUSHOBILL, when Michael Cane actually tells Christian, Bail'scharacter, Alfret the Bruce you should be agenious by now, or something like that. You gotto do a lot of mistakes by day,if you'll learn from them and you can actually craft and and grow from them,crate awesome S. it's always great to actually be a revisionist of yourself.Don't let anyone else be better than you and then ecause. If you do Yourefamily a yourself and everyone that is actually attached to great vice 'cause, do you have anythingcoming up? Do you have any um shows coming up en th nearfew, O kindof were college and slow bobal right now, with everything rebamping up andall the complications with this, but obviously through social media you canalways actually be very active and what we actually might have next and whatnot.I thank you so much h for the interview and again you know like H, even though,obviously this is available on demand H, but I I did actually arrive late, as Itold Yeu. So thank you for kindly waiting there for MIC. You wererescuing animals. I had no choice like what mean I waitall day I wi' come back o a really. I have one final question for you,Christian Yeah. Why do you work because I like it because it dignifies,because I have a mission- I have a passionman 'cause. I want to be a goodinfluence 'cause as much as I. I actually feel good about myself whenI'm working. I also feel good about entertaining people, because, if yougive me of your time to actually listen to a broadcast,whatever type broadcast or read, AD material find or what not you're givingme your time, your precious time th, the one thing you can', actually Givback both time and death or in this tise life and you're, giving it to me.So I want to be thankful to you of that, and I want to give you only the a gameback Bot, because it's what makes me happy, but also because I want to giveyou and entertaining an informative experience that as worthwhile, that isworth commemorance to you that can make in shape a difference to you to whoever,in your descendants, to the inspiration proper to that that light of energyousspark of a laugh of whatever I can actually make your day. I think that wehave a in the sports, anchayment Indu, stry Liktin, the entertainment industryin general. We do have a very valuable commitment to fulfilling thatexperience, that actually people have and and give us of their time, and weshould only give the te a game. It's very nice to be the public figure andthis and that, but I think it all comes back t the being thankful rememberwhere you came from and ou a tekly boost yourself, andtoprobiding for those people, and you never know who you're going to impactand in the way you're going to impact. Now it's up to you to do a proper imyou cando it it just deserts on then, and I'm ver romantic in in the approach.What I do think that we can be a better world, it's just pretty much puttingthe building blocks. If we don't start doing it, it ain't going to happen, andI think the reflection of the Times that that we live in should be astrongeminder, but nonetheless one that actually portrays the way for us toimproving Assay Society in general. In the world. Christian you make me wantto learn Spanish, oh you should. I is Wonr E did ChrisDid Mornin O. thank you very kindly,...

Sir you're, a wise young man. Thankyour brine Andad for the invitation, let's be in Tacho in anytime, more thanwalk cul. Thank you. Thank you. For listening to this episode of why wework with Ranibe sure to subscribe, follow and share with other tins, sothey two be encouraged there wer. I hope that you have yourself productive,N, joyful, Dayinyour, work.

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