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Former Dodgers All-Star Andre Ethier Geeks Out Over Special Guest Caller

Vassegh pulled one off on the retired slugger.

During this baseball shutdown, finding entertaining content is no doubt a tall task. Thankfully for AM570 Dodger Talk host Dave Vassegh he’s been able to rely on former Dodgers All-Star Andre Ethier to help fill the void each week.

Now, this week Vassegh pulled off a fantastic surprise for the retired outfielder… He brought in his idol.

As a special guest caller, Vassegh welcomed MLB Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. Ethier’s jaw dropped.

“How are you doing, Mr. Griffey?”

It felt like one of those I don’t know what to do with my hands moments for Andre.

I have chills right now being able to talk to you right now on the radio. … I like to tell kids when I go out and speak or tell them about this great game that we got a chance to play — from a young age to the major leagues and how it really is a dream and how you can imagine it in whatever you dream and you believe sometimes ends up being reality later on in life.

It’s a true story, I say my dad would take me out to see you play and 12 years later I get to put on a Dodger uniform and step on that field and I’m a peer of yours now and that was a surreal moment in my baseball career for me.

The two played against each other a total of 17 times between 2006-2009, with 2006 being Dre Day’s rookie year.

Seeing a fan favorite and long-time Dodger hero light up the way Ethier did with Junior really was a breath of fresh air during these trying times.

NEXT: Andre Ethier Dresses in Full Uniform for Second Dodgers Zoom Party

Written by Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream.

He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future.

He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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