This August 31 it was announced that the San Diego Padres and the San Francisco Giants will have an MLB regular season game in the Mexico Cityso the country’s capital will have a series of major leagues for the first time in history.
After the spectacular announcement that meant for baseball lovers, hours later the president of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, shared a new video of his usual matches in the Alianza de Tranviarios sports car; however, on this occasion he was accompanied by four historic MLB players.
Captained by Ferdinand the Bull Valenzuela, AMLO He did not miss the opportunity to present them through his social networks and explain what they mean for Mexican sports, since they also appeared Vinicio CastileTeodoro Higuera and Adolfo the chito Rivers.
“I share a video of one of my great passions,” the Mexican president wrote through his Twitter account, where some cinematographic shots were observed while practicing. baseballbut suddenly surprised with the “legends” that came together.
Between his rallies with Valenzuela, Lopez Obrador went to the batter’s box before the eyes of Vinicio Castillothe Mexican who has achieved the most home runs in Major League Baseball (MLB) and whom he considered an “example” for Mexico, with special emphasis on his Oaxacan roots.
“Right now I grabbed a pigeon but… goofy! this macanea”, I joke with came during a fragment of the video that is five minutes long, where he made it clear that AMLO had invited them to the afternoon of baseball in the south of CDMX.
“Fernando Valenzuela, the horse of horses, the best baseball player in the history of Mexico (…) but he has a characteristic apart from being a legendary pitcher: he is a good citizen and a humble guy, the best”
In this way, the head of the Federal Executive expressed himself on the Bull Valenzuelasix times selected as all-star in the MLB, winner of the Gold Glove And the prize Cy Youngbut above all winner of the 1981 World Series with Los Angeles Dodgerscreator of the Fernandomania and greatest Mexican exponent in world baseball.
This match in which they coincided took place after the confirmation of the San Francisco vs. San Diego game in 2023, which is why earlier he received the directors of both teams at the National Palace and reaffirmed that his beloved and favorite sport is the baseball.
Accompanied by his wife Beatriz Gutierrez Mullerthe president spent the afternoon “macaneando”, he was observed running around the diamond, connecting some hit and share several moments with the legends of Mexican baseball.
Regarding the game that was announced this Wednesday, it is a series of two commitments between the Californian teams, who will face the Saturday 29 and Sunday April 30, 2023 in the new stadium Alfredo Harp Helu, home of Diablos in the LMB; so, for the first time in history, the MLB will have a regular season series in the capital, where the Fathers will play local.
“We are fortunate to have a loyal and passionate fan base in Mexico.and it will be an honor to show our team in the capital of Mexico in the beautiful ball park that he built and named in honor of the minority owner of the Padres, Alfredo Harp Helú, “said the statement.