Rickie Ricardo is the man.
You know him as a part-time WIP host and the Eagles’ Spanish-language play-by-play guy, but he also calls the Yankees games en Español.
When the remnants of Hurricane Ida dumped a bazillion gallons of water over the Northeast, Rickie switched over to the role of first responder and good samaritan, via the Associated Press:
NEW YORK — New York Yankees broadcaster John Sterling was helped out of his flooding car by Spanish radio play-by-play man Rickie Ricardo on Wednesday night after Sterling got stuck trying to drive home after a game.
Sterling and Ricardo both called New York’s game at the Los Angeles Angels from Yankee Stadium because the radio crews have not resumed traveling with the team as part of COVID-19 protocols.
Ricardo told WFAN on Thursday that Sterling, 83, was the first to leave the stadium after the game concluded around 10 p.m., while Ricardo stayed later for a Spanish postgame show.
Sterling’s broadcast partner, Suzyn Waldman, called Ricardo as he was trying to find a route to his home in New Jersey and told him that Sterling was stuck in his car on River Road in Edgewater, New Jersey, just over the George Washington Bridge.
Ricardo called Sterling and kept him on the phone until he found him in one of roughly 25 vehicles stuck in flooding that covered the tires of most cars. Ricardo, who drives a Jeep, pulled up behind Sterling’s car and helped him get out of the vehicle. He said it took them an hour to find a clear path to Sterling’s apartment about a half-mile away, but he eventually got Sterling there safely.
The water was coming for John Sterling, but Rickie said no señor! No señor! Great story though. Rickie is the man. Tu eres el hombre! Cómprale una cerveza a este hombre.
— Eagles en Español (@eaglesenespanol) January 7, 2019