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Discussion: A Great Time Was Had By All/Too Good Not To Mention

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Feb. 28, 2010
Men's 65
601 posts
A Great Time Was Had By All/Too Good Not To Mention
Last week Otis & Carol took their Omen team to La Paz Mexico to play in a goodwill tour/tournament. In front of an enthusiastic crowd we experienced the hospitality and shared spirits with the people of Mexico.

After an opening ceremony with a parade of the participating teams and presentation of the two nations flags the games started. Playing in a hard ball stadium on a dirt field we played while the music blared and an anouncer called the games with the spirited calls we're used to hearing from soccer games. Ole-ole-ole-ole hooome ruuun was called many times. The bombs were flying, the competition good spirited. The crowd appreciative of the many fine efforts. Beautiful beaches, good food and company, bottomless Margaritas made for a beautiful experience.

In conjunction with the Ray Thomas GART/YES foundation we got to see the the great work they do with the under privileged/disadvantaged/forgotten children in the Baja area. It's amazing to see what they've done with limited resources to help thousands of children. They work through providing sports and meals. Should you wish information on what they do you can email Ray at

This was a memorable and rewarding experience both on and off the field with fond memories for us and the good people of Mexico that will last a lifetime.

Now - this was softball at one of it's finest hours!
Feb. 28, 2010
Men's 65
885 posts
Pete, I got an email from Hellam summarizing the events. Sounds like y'all had a wonderful time and the trip, as Jim said, was a life-altering experience. Say hello to Otis and Carol for me. Thanks, Larry Lopez
March 2, 2010
Men's 65
601 posts
Thanks Larry - will do.

Surely Jim mentioned in his email that I bought some Mexican clothes there but had to change because everyone mistook me for a native. ( 8
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