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Many of you may not know that Oaxaca has a Minor League baseball team, the Guerreros de Oaxaca, a Triple-A team in the Mexican League.  They play at Estadio de Béisbol Lic. Eduardo Vasconcelos, right off the Pan American Highway, and most seats look out onto the sierras to the east.  Tickets are inexpensive (women, seniors, and children usually pay even less), a friend insists it’s a great place to learn local Spanish swear words, and it’s a mere 25 blocks from Casita Colibrí (definitely within walking distance).

However, until Tuesday night, I hadn’t been to a game in almost three years.

View of baseball field & mountains to east

The Guerreros were playing the Vaqueros Laguna from Torreón, Coahuila AND women got in free!  Besides the action by the players on the field, there were cheerleaders.  What can I say???  They certainly know how to toss their hair!

Cheerleaders tossing their hair

Despite the free ticket promotion for women (and men only paid 25 pesos), the stands were about an eighth full.  However, this guy and his drum walked up and down the main aisle, drumming up fan support.

Man with sombrero and drum


Unfortunately, in the bottom on the second inning, the rain that had been threatening, finally came.  The game was halted, the players headed into their respective dugouts, and the ground crew pulled out the tarp.

Silver tarp pulled over infield

It was already 8:15 PM, and we succumbed to being “fair weather fans” and left.  The game eventually resumed and the Guerreros lost, 2-5, BUT they won the next night, 12-5, and are currently in third place in the Mexican League Sur.

I will return… THIS season!



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