Tecolotes happily celebrate their running home with sombreros

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There’s the Toronto Blue Jays “Blue Jacket”. Then there’s the San Diego Padres “Swag Chain”. There is also a Boston Red Sox laundry cart.

Now, there are Tecolotes Dos Laredos sombreros.

A winning team can make baseball look fun. And this year’s Tecolotes – who currently have the best record in the Mexican Baseball League with a score of 28-8, including 10 straight series wins – have done so by taking a page from the MLB team book.

Now, fans may have noticed the white or red Tecos sombrero haters they wore on the wall after running in front of them. He has enjoyed the celebration more than 30 times since Dos Laredos have beaten 37 homers this season.


Now, the question of where the celebration comes from. And the answer is quite simple.

According to second baseman Juan Martinez, former team athletics coach Judith Garza brought a white sombrero to the Tecolotes ’second series this season against Acereros de Monclova. He told the players to wear the shirt after the run. From there, the celebration blossomed.

“He came in with a white sombrero and just started from there,” Martinez said. “It works out. We won a couple of games with it. So, we decided to move on.

Originally, there was only a white sombrero. However, Martinez saw that his friends liked to wear the dress after running home, so he decided to buy a red one to give him and his friends a choice for the celebration.

“I like to wear red the most,” said first baseman Kennys Vargas, who has worn a sombrero for the seventh time this year. “I like red. It’s my favorite color. ”

Sombreros are only red and white. Nothing surprising. No carvings or anything. Just basic sombreros.

Although the sombreros look basic, they symbolize joy and success for this year’s Tecolotes. While the Dos Laredos have yet to beat as many home races as some teams this season – the Mariachis de Guadalajara lead the league with 77 homers and there are seven teams with 50 -plus deep shots – the sombreros give players an incentive to keep moving forward. also want to participate in the celebration of new encounters.

“One day, (Garza) just brought it up and he said,‘ Someone ran into the house and put it in, ’” said outfielder Alonzo Harris, who has worn sombreros once this season. “And that day, I actually said to myself, ‘I’m going for a walk in the house today.’ And I do.I want to wear a sombrero.

“We’re having fun. We’re old players. We’re not into tee ball. That’s when you learn how to play sports. Now, it’s just about having fun. So, if you get a home run, we’ll be grateful. It’s just that. fun.Fans are happy.The kids are happy.And we are happy.

Part of the fun, Martinez said, is watching each guy wear a sombrero and do their own little celebration such as dancing.

“This year, we have a great group of guys,” Martinez said. “Everyone agrees. This has been an exciting year. Hopefully, we can move on.

Front sombreros have become another outlet for these Tecolotes to show off their fun side. From the happy haircuts of their friends to the explosions of reggaeton, Banda, mariachi and other Spanish music genres at the clubhouse after winning, this year’s team has undeniable chemistry. And with such closeness comes success.

“To have a good clubhouse, it definitely makes the year go faster,” Martinez said. “The game is more fun, and usually more successful.”

While baseball teams are increasingly using home run celebration accessories – from independent football, like the Mexican League, to majors – some in the sport are still hindered – players have to act like they did before playing home – with the class. .

The two-state organization disagreed with the assessment. The Tecolotes strongly encourage teams in the Mexican League and around baseball to create a team home celebration that can become a tradition because of the benefits of them.

“I think this kind of makes the team better,” Vargas said. “This kind of stuff is encouraging, motivating to be able to walk home. It just helps the team be close because you’re celebrating together.

“It’s a fun thing. I feel every team should do something like this. But he just has to make sure he can walk around the house.

Dos Laredos has a diverse group this season. There have been so many players from different regions of North and South America and young athletes and veterans whose sombreros have been allowed to foster a fun atmosphere – a tight knitted clubhouse. It has allowed players to open in and out of the shell. And with the pleasure the sombreros have brought this year – especially the wins – Tecolotes hopes that this new tradition will become a long -standing tradition.

“I think this is good for baseball,” Martinez said. “This makes the game fun. So, I think this is something that will continue in the future. We have to make the game fun.”

garrett.kroeger

@lmtonline.com