El Paso lounge singer gets job as Chihuahuas PA announcer

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 9:27pm

An El Paso lounge singer is taking his talents to Southwest University Park, but you won't hear him singing in front of a packed Chihuahuas crowd any time soon. We caught up with Larry Berg to find out exactly what he will be doing.

The El Pasoan's been performing nearly his entire life, all be it by another name: Larry James.

"I got my first guitar when i was 15. I've probably written 400 songs in my life. I just like to do that," said Berg.

His groupies say they haven't seen anything quite like him.

"He's just the best. He does country. He does a really good Beetles. He does a lot of soft rock, soft sexy songs," said one of his fans.

He's a man of many talents, but not just behind the microphone.

The 63 year-old also still plays baseball, and has even played in not one two senior league world series for men ages 50 and up.

"We can't run like we used to. We can do everything else. You'd be amazed at how well guys can hit. And a lot of them can still throw pretty well, but running is a little different," said Berg.

So it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that when Larry's wife saw a job posting on facebook combining Larry's love for baseball, with his passion for music, it was a no brainer.

"I saw it on Facebook and said, this is something right up your alley," said Larry's wife, Bea.

Larry applied, got an audition, and as they say in baseball, hit it out of the park.

"I'm kind of at a point in my life where I'm just going to go for things," said Larry.

If you haven't guessed, Larry is the PA announcer for the Chihuahuas.

He's the voice fans will hear each time they visit the ballpark.

"God gave me a voice and I'd like to use that. I remember going to games and i'd mimic the PA guy. And I'd just say it after he said it and it sounded ok. I'm going to love every minute of this," said Larry.

Larry typically sings every other week at Dominic's Italian Restaurant. While he's taking a break from that hobby, he does plan to start performing just as soon as baseball season is over.

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