MIAMI – For the first time ever and for one evening only, Hall-of-Fame broadcaster, Felo Ramirez, will take over the @LosMarlins Twitter account. Ramirez will share his insights from his 70 years of broadcasting experience using the social platform on August 21st when the Marlins take on the Dodgers. Felo will be connecting with fans like never before using social media outlets, Twitter, Instagram and Vine. The opportunity comes to fans just months after the legendary broadcaster reached his 90th birthday milestone.
Fans can also follow on www.marlinsbeisbol.com/feloenvivo and marlins.com/feloenvivo. Tweets will be translated on the @marlins account in English. Live photos and videos of Felo will be posted on @losmarlins throughout the night. Fans are encouraged to submit their Felo impressions, as well as their views on what Felo has meant to them using Vine and Instagram Video for a chance to be retweeted by the @LosMarlins account. Fans can follow the conversation by using the hashtag #FeloEnVivo throughout the night. Fans are also welcome to submit their questions for Felo using #FeloEnVivo.
“Felo is a hall of famer, a certified legend and a living, breathing encyclopedia of baseball history and insight from the past 70 years,” explained Alex Buznego, Marlins Manager of Digital and Social Media. “#FeloEnVivo will present the opportunity for Felo to share his endless baseball knowledge and wit in a way like never before – using social media. It will give us the opportunity to experience 90 years in 140 characters.”
Felo Ramirez is the Spanish “Voice of the Marlins” and was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on August 5, 2001. He was the play-by-play voice of professional baseball in Puerto Rico, Nicaragua and Venezuela. A true Pioneer of baseball broadcasting in his native Cuba, Ramirez was the first Hispanic broadcaster to have his narration included in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, with his call of Hank Aaron’s 715th home run.