Why I Miss Mexico (and Why I Must Live There Someday)

We received an e-mail from our friend John, who lives in Oaxaca, in the Mexican state of Oaxaca (same state where my beloved Puerto Escondido is).  Since I don’t have too much going on right now (other than selling my t-bird, maybe I’ll put up some pics later if anyone is interested), I am stealing his e-mail word for word…and woo hoo, it came with pictures too!

It is GREAT to be home!

In Oaxaca, baseball takes a distant second place to soccer.  However, Mexican League Baseball (“MLB”) is a really good way to spend an evening for a baseball fan.  I would say that the game here is comparable to US minor league baseball.  It is wild and exciting baseball:  High scores, lots of hitting, and lots of errors.  And a LOT of fun!  Here in Oaxaca on Monday nights, 100 pesos (~8 bucks) gets you 3 of the best seats, 3 hot dogs, and 3 sodas.  Parking is behind Right Field and is free.  Compare that to $30 for the worst seats at PacBell park plus $30 to park your car 1/4 mile away.  Not to mention $7 for one churro, which is the cheapest food the Giants sell.  What a joke!  Here in Oaxaca, you get fresh tacos al pastor prepared over a charcoal fire and a comal (one order is 5 tacos) for about $1.50. 

Guerreros De Oaxaca

Last night, Luis and I went to a game with one of his amigos.  Check out the photos to see what kind of seats you get for 1/3 of $8.00!  AND…  Mexican baseball has CHEERLEADERS!  Our Oaxaca Guerreros (warriors) beat Veracruz 8-4, and the cheerleaders were scantily clad.  What could be a better way to spend 3 hours?



~ Blonde Gator

3 Responses to “Why I Miss Mexico (and Why I Must Live There Someday)”

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