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Sacramento River Cats Broadcaster Johnny Doskow to Discuss New Book on Chihuahuas Chatter presented by Budweiser Select

Chihuahuas Chatter presented by Budweiser Select airs LIVE on Facebook & Twitter (@epchihuahuas) every Thursday at 4 p.m. MDT.
August 19, 2020

Johnny Doskow, the play by play broadcaster for the Sacramento River Cats, the Triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, will appear on Chihuahuas Chatter presented by Budweiser Select on Thursday, August 20, at 4 p.m. MDT, hosted by the voice of the Chihuahuas Tim Hagerty. Doskow has been the

Johnny Doskow, the play by play broadcaster for the Sacramento River Cats, the Triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, will appear on Chihuahuas Chatter presented by Budweiser Select on Thursday, August 20, at 4 p.m. MDT, hosted by the voice of the Chihuahuas Tim Hagerty.

Doskow has been the voice of the River Cats since the 2000 season, before which he was the broadcaster for another Pacific Coast League club, the Fresno Grizzlies, for three years. Prior, he worked two seasons as the play by play broadcaster for the High Desert Mavericks of the California League and three seasons in the same position for the Cedar Rapids Kernels of the Midwest League.

Doskow is on Chihuahuas Chatter to discuss his new book, titled _Goodnight Em_, which was published this summer.

“It was a fun project and it was something that came together so organically,” Doskow says in the pre-taped interview.

The book, full of poems and short stories known as Haiku, are mostly a reflection of the years of stories from Doskow’s experiences in baseball.

One of which is about the experience for former Sacramento River Cats and current San Francisco Giants pitcher Tyler Rodgers first call-up to the Major Leagues.

“I asked him [Tyler Rodgers] once on an interview, I said “when you get the call, who’s the first person you’re going to call?” and he said no question my brother, he’s my favorite human in the world.”

When he made the call, he couldn’t speak a word he was so emotional with joy, but he didn’t have to.

“I talked to him afterwards and he said he just couldn’t get the words out, he tried but he couldn’t utter a word, and yet his brother knew what happened that he was going to the show. It was pretty cool.”

The title of the book is a reference to his own personal life. Doskow tells the story of how he knew to name the book in part after his daughter, Emily, whom he wishes goodnight to after every night broadcast since 2006.

“I’ve been saying goodnight to her on every nightly broadcast since she was born,” Doskow says in the interview. “After I wrap up the broadcast for a night game I say goodnight to everyone then I say goodnight Em.”

The book can be purchased by visiting his website, johnnydoskow.com.

In his interview, Doskow also talks about more of the Haiku in his new book, of his favorite place to go when visiting El Paso during a season, and much more. You can catch Johnny Doskow on Chihuahuas Chatter presented by Budweiser Select on Thursday, August 20 at 4 p.m. MDT, hosted by the voice of the Chihuahuas Tim Hagerty.