When we head to Mexico, it’s not to visit the beach. It’s time to play ball! Our team’s coach, pictured here, throws a mean fast ball. The first time I ever played I thought it was going to be a relaxing game of slow pitch softball. Nope! My man threw heat and struck me out. Later I was able to defend the reputation of Estado Unidos and at least get on base. On my last visit, I learned that Coach is no longer playing. He is coaching full time. Although he wants to play, he fears injuring himself which would take him out of work. He and his wife own a small store across from the fields where we practice. Another interesting item to note is his support of the PRI Party. The PRI party has a long and somewhat contentious history in Mexico. You can read more about it here.