-ooo-oJust like every Wednesday, today is Post Office Day. Please send your name and the town or city where you are writing from.
Ruber Luzardo S. from Santa Bárbara del Zulia, asks…: “Do you have a room with souvenirs and autographs of baseball players, and what anecdote can you tell about how you go about getting them?”
Friend Rubo…: I have never been interested in collecting autographs or souvenirs. I have not had, nor do I have the slightest interest in it. Besides, my job hasn’t left me time for stuff like that.
José Runfola M. from Mérida, Venezuela, asks…: “Have there been player-managers in the Major Leagues?” Cheché friend…: Many. The last one, Pete Rose with the Reds, 1984-1989.
Juan Echeverría J. from Madrid, asks…: “What do you think of the lawsuit for discrimination that Cuban umpire Ángel Hernández claims to file against Major League Baseball?”
Friend and namesake…: That’s ridiculous. Ángel Hernández is of a very low quality as an umpire, that demand has the quality of a joke. Since Armando Rodríguez there have been Cuban, Mexican and Venezuelan umpires in the majors with great success. None have spoken of discrimination. But Angel has been the only bad, lousy. No angel, been a little devil.
Amigo Rubo…: They don’t say why they tolerate him, being such a bad umpire and a worse person.
Edgar A. Barroeta B. de Araure, comments…: I celebrate the appearance of the book “93 years old, 75 in Journalism and 62 in Baseball”. And he asks…: “Did you say that you have written the history of our only Hall of Fame, Luis Aparicio, and that you are waiting for a publisher that is interested in publishing it. Because of his close relationship and friendship with Luis, he must be very interesting. When will it give us that satisfaction?
Friend Edyo…: I appreciate your interest in my new book. I hope you enjoy. As for that of Luis Aparicio, I have said the opposite, that I do not dare to write his life, because Professor Asdrúbal Fuenmayor is the author of “Aparicio La Dinastía”, large, 716 pages long, which not only tells the story of Luisito, but of the whole family. After a work so well written and so complete, I must not write about such an important topic.
Thanks to life that has given me so much, even a reader like you.
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