La Vida Baseball ¡LIVE!: Should more players learn Spanish?



Former Minnesota Twins and Washington Nationals second baseman Brian Dozier had no prior experience speaking Spanish. But a desire to connect with and assist his teammates drove the popular player to pick up the language. Now fluent, he served as a translator on the diamond and with the press while he was playing Major League Baseball.

Should more teams encourage - or even incentivize - non-Spanish-speaking players to improve their language skills? Could it lead to more cohesive teams and an all-around better experience for players? Jennifer, Julie, and Ozzie Jr. discuss on an all-new La Vida Baseball ¡LIVE!



La Vida Baseball ¡LIVE! covers the intersection of LatinX culture and baseball, from players and fans to the game and hot-button issues to music and food. Each week, hosts Jennifer Mercedes, Julie Alexandria, and Ozzie Guillén Jr. bring you spirited conversations and in-depth analysis of the game we all love and how it impacts the world.