[freedomtowernight_edited.jpg] 26th Parallel: Brutal Pompoms

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Brutal Pompoms

The Florida Marlins gave away silver pompoms as a promotion for yesterday's game. Breezy conditions and fans shaking the pompoms in the air in excitement over the Marlins actually leading in (and winning) a game, for a change, led to strands of nylon, plastic...whatever....littering the field.

Here's local reaction to this:

"Brutal", stated Marlins second baseman "His Name is" Dan Uggla. Uggla was apparently referring to the distracting strands of shiny silver, not his season-long slump.

"Absolutely brutal", said Marlins catcher John Baker. Baker found conditions not-so-distracting-enough to hit a two-run homer.

"We're a Banana Republic", blurted local radio sports commentator Joe Zagacki this morning. That's OK, Joe. I know it's tough to make interesting and intelligent commentary at 8 AM on a Sunday morning on a show in which probably 5 people were listening (including yours truly). Therefore, it's perfectly fine to make an absolutely moronic and insulting comment about your own community over something so incredibly insignificant.

OK, so what about The. Game??


Blogger Fantomas said...

Robert, Why do you think a travez de los años , la mayoria de los Americanos Blancos del sur de la Florida se han movido al Norte

Definitivamente SI hay muchas areas en Miami que son yo diria 4ta republica y gente de 5ta Republica, cubanos y latinoamericanos viviendo y comportandose como tal

Hablemos claro sin tapujos Robert

8:33 PM, May 17, 2009  
Blogger Robert said...


Te voy a pedir un favor. En este blog, deja tus comentarios en ingles. Muchos de los leyentes no hablan o leen en español.

(In English...from now on, please leave comments in English).

I always speak clearly and freely, Fantomas. It's ridiculous to categorize an entire community as "banana republic" and as a bunch of backward Hispanics who behave like they did back in the old country. I can take you to any city in this country and show you areas that are less clean or less polished, but if you're going to be that judgmental, you might as well admit as much.

What happened (like if it was such a big deal) at the game last night has absolutely nothing to do with any South Florida banana republic BS you and others appear to be claiming. It's just another excuse to criticize and claim some sort of false superiority. Is that clear enough for you, Fantomas?

9:07 PM, May 17, 2009  
Blogger Fantomas said...

Muchos de los leyentes no hablan o leen en español.


I dont recognize that word Robert´

....Last time i went to Miami , I went to a place que venden Frutas y comidas. Hacen batidas de mamey, mango, papaya etc and there is also a small market there

The place is full of flies all over, they cart the rice and meat in buckets the likes you use at home to trapear el piso and the people in line well that's a different story

If that is not Banana I do not know what is

the place is a trademark in our community, creo queda en la 8 , el palacio de las frutas something like that

Damn flies ( moscas)


9:32 PM, May 17, 2009  
Blogger Robert said...

I knew you could do it, Fantomas. Thanks.

And thanks also for your vocabulary lessons. If I may say so...I don't think I write too badly in Spanish for someone who operates in a high-level environment on a daily basis in English and where "Spanglish" is totally unacceptable.

7:34 AM, May 18, 2009  

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