Seattle Mariners Reliever Edwin Díaz Honored At Baltimore's Historic House • Latino Sports


Seattle Mariners Reliever Edwin Díaz Honored At Baltimore’s Historic House


FullSizeRender (8)Baltimore, MD – Many know the saying, “The house that Ruth Built,” well yesterday Latino Sports held a special event in the “house that built Ruth” for a special presentation to Edwin Díaz, the Seattle Mariners reliever for his participation in the 2017 World Baseball Classic (WBC).

Díaz is one of the 28 Puerto Rican players that played for team Puerto Rico which Latino Sports has committed to honor as part of a campaign to recognize every member of Team Puerto Rico that played in the 2017 World Baseball Classic for the incredible unity that the team brought to the island nation that was and is still going through a major financial crisis.

It was a rainy day from our drive from New York City, through the early afternoon event. The rain continued after the event and our visit to Camden Yards and it followed us throughout our drive back to New York. However, there was a lot of sunshine and warmth inside the house that was the birthplace of Babe Ruth and now museum where the event took place for this humble young honoree.

Edwin Díaz, the 23-year-old reliever for the Seattle Mariners was truly touched and expressed his sincere appreciation upon receiving this special recognition for his participation in the 2107 WBC. Latino Sports president, Julio Pabón gave a brief presentation why they are presenting the awards to show that sports can help address an island going through a crisis.

Díaz was impressed with the award, a caricature drawing of him with the Team Puerto Rico uniform. Díaz looked at the drawing and said: “BRUTAL” (awesome). He then spoke about the pride he had playing for Puerto Rico and thanked Latino Sports and the artist, John Pinissi.

Latino Sports believes that if the entire island was able to unite for those games, perhaps they can learn a lesson from that and realize that they can also unite to address the serious economic crisis that is strangling the island today.

About Julio Pabón

Julio is President and Founder of Latino Sports LLC., the parent company of 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 a multi-facet sports portal that will engender social and economic empowerment to the Latino community.