So this weekend is the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame’s Induction Weekend. Although I don’t plan to drive from Boston to Cooperstown to catch it, I am a bit (okay, VERY) excited because Pedro Martínez is one of the honorees. In his prime, Pedro was the best pitcher I have ever seen. In fact, he was so good, that I stopped being a Yankees fan and started rooting for the Red Sox.
Actually, it’s not that simple: there was also Nomah and Big Papi. Let me just share the entire story in a recent Latino USA segment I did during one very amazing Béisbol show. (Full disclosure: My day job right now is Digital Media Director for Futuro Media Group, the company Maria Hinojosa founded. FMG produces Latino USA.) One more thing: a HUGE THANKS to the fabulous Michael Johnson, one very talented producer. Like I told Micheal after the segment aired (you can subscribe to all the Latino USA shows here), he truly captured my story. So here it is: The Bronx Judas.
Julio (Julito) Ricardo Varela (@julito77) founded LatinoRebels.com in May, 2011 and proceeded to open it up to about 20 like-minded Rebeldes. A 1990 Harvard graduate in the History and Literature of Latin America, he pens columns on LR regularly. Julito has represented the Rebeldes on several outlets such as MSNBC, CBS, NPR, Univision and The New York Times. Recently, he was a digital producer for Al Jazeera America’s The Stream and is currently the Digital Media Director for Futuro Media Group.