I’ve been reading the rumour mill since the Mexican League disbanded the Tijuana Potros, and even though I thought it’d be a stretch for the Golden League to swoop in an plant a team in Tijuana, it looks like they’re interested in doing exactly that.
Last season, the Calgary Vipers used the Yuma Scorpions’ proximity to the Mexican border as an excuse to promote “Margarita Madness”, so here’s betting they carry that promo over to the Tijuana team if it comes to be.
Man, those Mexican WBC jerseys are beauties, eh? Baseball needs more colour like this. Even the adjustable-fit caps add a common-man appeal to the squad. The red belts seal the deal.
Personally, I’m looking forward to the chance to see a Mexican baseball team compete semi-regularly here in Calgary. I imagine they’ll use a fair amount of local players, and I’m interested in finding out whether there are subtle changes in strategy and style in the way they play.
I don’t remember very much high school Spanish, but I’m going to go ahead and suggest Tijuana Dios Mios! as a name. Maybe they can get Mario Mendoza to manage. Last I read, he was available.