Ernesto Jerez, ESPN’s Spanish-language MLB broadcaster famous for his signature home run cry, gives his thoughts on where America’s pastime is headed. As more and more Latinos make their way into MLB, Jerez believes they will play a crucial role —both as players and fans— in keeping the game alive in a society that seems to have decreasing patience for a nine-inning game.

Photo of Jerez celebrating his 2015 Emmy win (via Twitter).