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Latino Sports Celebrates Mexico Winning The Caribbean Series

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Members of the team celebrate their victory in the 2014 Caribbean Baseball Series. (Photo Naranjeros)

Members of the team celebrate their victory in the 2014 Caribbean Baseball Series. (Photo Naranjeros)

Bronx, NY – On Saturday March 15, 2014 Latino Sports organized a special celebratory event for an unlikely sports franchise and the result was exactly like Latino Sports is known for: A GREAT EVENT.

The event was a celebration to the Mexican baseball champions, Los Naranjeros de Hermosillo Mexico who also won the recent Caribbean Baseball Series that took place on Margarita Island, Venezuela. They beat Puerto Rico’s champs, Los Indios de Mayagüez managed by our good friend and now retired player, Carlos Baerga in the final game to win and be crowned series champs.

While in Puerto Rico, I was following the games and thought that if Puerto Rico would win the series that we should organize a tribute to the team in New York and invite Carlos Baerga to come to the event. Unfortunately, Puerto Rico did not win that final game and Mexico did.

However, after returning to New York I saw that my favorite community theater, PREGONES was having their March Music Madness series and one of the performances was going to be an all female Mariachi Band, Flor Toloache. BINGO! We reserved space with PREGONES and began to work on the event.

A treat to see this international band of female musicians perform. (Latino Sports)

A treat to see this international band of female musicians perform. (Latino Sports)

The South Bronx has been seeing a steady growth of our Mexican brothers and sisters and we rarely see any recognition of this growing Latino community.

Thus we decided, why not? Let’s honor the Mexican team for winning the series. A bit crazy, but that’s how we roll in Latino Sports, we like something and run with it.

We contacted the Naranjeros in Mexico and they were surprised and honored that a South Bronx community would want to honor them for their victory. They congratulated us and though they could not attend, they gave us their blessings and sent us many pictures for us to set up a display.

We contacted our favorite community Mexican restaurant, Xochimilco and had them cater our VIP reception and thanks to our forward thinking sponsors at Bronx Lebanon Hospital, Bronx Lebanon Manage Care and Diageo Liqueurs (They distribute the #1 selling whiskey in Mexico, Buchannan’s & our favorite vodka, CIROC) we had a full house and spectacular evening. The music, the food, the drinks, the atmosphere, and the networking were a night to remember.

A great evening enjoyed by all. (Latino Sports)

A great evening enjoyed by all. (Latino Sports)

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Everyone enjoyed the atmosphere (Latino Sports)

Everyone enjoyed the atmosphere (Latino Sports)

South Bronx was happy to celebrate Mexico (Latino Sports)

South Bronx was happy to celebrate Mexico (Latino Sports)

Post event reception with band members. (Latino Sports)

Post event reception with band members. (Latino Sports)

About Julio Pabón

Julio is President and Founder of Latino Sports LLC., the parent company of Latinosports.com. Julio is a product of the South Bronx where he still lives and runs his businesses. Julio has written and has been interviewed for numerous publication and networks on sports & political issues. He has been an activist promoting social justice and respect for all communities. He is a recognized motivational speaker, was an adjunct professor of American History and presently volunteer’s as a lecturer in local South Bronx High Schools. His primary goal is to make Latinosports.com a multi-facet sports portal that will engender social and economic empowerment to the Latino community.

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