If you live in Panama, especially if you live in Chiriquí, and more especially if you live in David and if you are a baseball fan, you should pay attention to this year’s World Series.
By defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers yesterday (5-1), the Philadelphia Phillies moved into the World series for the first time in 15 years. Carlos Ruiz is the catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies and is from David, Chiriquí.
To see the ending of last night’s game, click HERE.
I bet, if you talked to any of the players, that play in the David Stadium, they will be beaming with pride today. No doubt they are all Carlos Ruiz’s best bud as well. Just ask them.
As you have seen, when Irving Saladino won the Long Jump in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, or more recently when Margarita Henriguez won the Latin American Idol, Panama loves its heroes. If the Phillies can win the series, I expect fireworks to be going off all over Panama and especially in David.
I understand, from a CC reader, that Allan Lewis, the Phillies’ scout who recruited Carlos Ruiz, spends a lot of time in the area around the downtown Romero’s. If you are around there and see a tall fellow wearing a red Phillies cap, that may be him. You might congratulate him on an outstanding recruiting effort.
Allan also played for the Oakland As. His nickname was the Panamanian Express.