Mexico City. On the eve of the Mexican and Colombian teams meeting tomorrow in the World Baseball Classic, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador sent his regards to the Mexican national team and wished that there would be a good game and that the best team would win.
He used the game to send his Colombian counterpart, Gustavo Petro, a tribute to the people of that country, stressing above all that it is the birthplace of “Cervantes of the Spanish language: Gabriel García Márquez, the best writer. Of the Spanish language, without a doubt. El gabo!”
The president added: “I send a hug to Petro, the great President of Colombia, Brother Petro. And congratulations to the people of Colombia for having a president like Petro, with ideals and principles, a man who fought for many years for justice, for the freedom of his people, for democracy, he is a great ruler and we We love him very much, we respect him very much and we have very good relations with the people of Colombia.
“And the music, La Pollera Colora, and vallenato, and then greetings to the people of Colombia. And in baseball, the better team will win, but hey, a good team from Mexico has been assembled and we’ll wait and see tomorrow what happens.”
The head of the federal executive highlighted part of the Mexican ninth team, led by manager Benjamin Gil, highlighting Sinaloan pitchers Julio Ureas (Dodgers) and Jose Urquidi (Astros), as well as players of Cuban descent who are Mexican national Randy Arozamena (Rays) and Vinicio Historic Castilla – the Mexican with the most home runs in the major leagues – as a coach.
“It’s a very good team, very good Mexican baseball players, and also Mexican children, and I send them to tell them to ask their parents what Mexico means, that here we are a reason, but also a passion, both of which are needed in baseball. Things (…) and our science, which means history Our country, the deep history, and the cultural greatness of Mexico,” the president said as he opened Friday morning with the theme of sports.
The president showed the jerseys and caps that the Mexican national team will wear in the competition, where they will also face the United States, Great Britain and Canada.
He requested that the historic game in which “the greatest Mexican baseball player ever” Fernando Valenzuela be shown on the locker room screen. the Bull From Etchohuaquila, Lou Piniella struck out in the ninth inning of the 1981 World Series, as the Los Angeles Dodgers won the title by defeating the New York Yankees five runs to four.
“Look what the Mexican legend, by far the best Mexican baseball player ever, indigenous Mayan man, Fernando Valenzuela (originally from Sonora) does, look what he did as a rookie, he was 21, in the World Series,” it was broadcast. the video.
Once done, again with the feelings stemming from that last outing to the hill in that game the Bullthe boss closed: “Well, just like that!”