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.
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