It is no secret that sports in the Coastal Bend are important. Communities and towns rally behind their teams and cheer on students in all sports. Players become icons in the community, but in Sinton, there is one man whose voice everyone knows.
Arnold Gomez has been the PA announcer at Sinton baseball games for 25 years. He has become such a fixture in the community that he’s simply known as the “Voice of the Pirates.” That experience has made him a Sinton Pirate through and through.
“I grew up here, went to school here and graduated here,” Gomez said.
He began as the announcer for football games and was first approached to work the baseball games by legendary coach Gene Kasprzyk. The rest is history and now everybody associates Gomez with the Pirates.
“It’s great because they recognize me,” Gomez said. “I’m in places and kids will come up and say you’re the voice of the Pirates.”
Gomez has spent years getting to know players and teams as time has passed and he treats former players and coaches like his own family.
“Your kid is just as important to the baseball team as he is to me and I try to make sure that that is carried throughout,” Gomez said.
When asked if he has any plans to retire, he responded by saying he doesn’t think about it. He plans on being the Voice of the Pirates for as long as possible.
As the interview wrapped up in the press box at Gene Kasprzyk Field, Gomez smiled saying how much of an honor it is to be the voice of the Pirates.
Gomez will be back at work today when Sinton meets West Oso.