Diablos Rojos played an exhibition game today against El Metro, which, as far as I can tell, is an amateur team from Mexico City’s subway system workers. Diablos eeked out a win, 7-6 on a walk-off. Here’s some more drawings. As with the others, I tried to do them as quick as possible, a couple of minutes each. A good reminder that I could really use some life drawing classes.
Some super quick drawings done at Foro Sol this morning, at the Diablos Rojos’ open-to-the-public training session.
I sat in the leftfield concrete very-hard-on-the-ass bleachers at today’s Diablos Rojos del México - Broncos de Reynosa game at Foro Sol. Outfield bleachers ticket price: 10 pesos. That’s about 74 of your United States of America cents. It was baking hot, and the few clouds that passed overhead were a great relief. And very beautiful on occasion.
View from the bleachers this afternoon at Foro Sol, Mexico City. Diablos Rojos del México 8 Pericos de Puebla 2. Ticket price: 76 cents (U.S.)
This is what they use to dry out the warning track here in Mexico City. Sponges and a modified oil drum that squeezes the water out of the sponges. Full write-up of a rain postponed game here.
This is where the Liga Mexicana de Béisbol beats Major League Baseball: when was the last time you saw a mascot dancing with a midget during a rain delay in Cleveland or Denver, eh?
Walking across the pedestrian overpass to Foro Sol, the Diablos Rojos’ ballpark, my friend Scott and I chuckled at a kid’s jersey. A Yankee home jersey with GEHRIG 4 written on the back in marker pen. I assume this is his father. And I assume he tried to have a Randy Johnson jersey. But he spelled it wrong. And got the number wrong, too. While Randy did wear 51 for most of his career, he had to use 41 as a Yankee because Bernie had his preferred number. (Thanks to Scott for whipping his camera out quick enough.)
Full write-up of going to a Diablos game here.
First game of the Mexican baseball season. Diablos Rojos 6, Tigres 8. Ten innings, four hours, lots of beer. Aaaaaah, baseball’s back…