View Full Version : Tribune article on Contreras

Ol' No. 2
09-23-2005, 05:09 PM
A worthwhile read. (http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/cs-050922soxfeech,1,1904293.story?coll=cs-whitesox-headlines)

09-23-2005, 06:25 PM
According to the article Contreras is 33 years old and has been married for 17 years, meaning he was married when he was 16.

Feasible? Yes. Implausible? Yes.

09-23-2005, 07:06 PM
Widger and starting catcher A.J. Pierzynski both complimented Contreras' grasp of understanding the language of baseball, but Contreras still has discussed taking an English class during the off-season because he wants to relate better to fans.

Contreras appreciates the way fellow Cuban Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez has helped bridge the communication gap, but he wants more than just polite nods and handshakes.

"If a fan wants to say something to me, they don't know what to say because I can't understand them," Contreras said. "So they can't get to know me. Even though I can talk to fans about the game, I cannot get into a deep conversation and talk about the things I want to talk about."
Aww, that's nice of him.

In San Diego during BP, I yelled at him "Jose Contreras! Como esta?" He turned around and saw me and started waving back. :D:

09-23-2005, 07:51 PM
Poor guy. Maybe Kenny can sign him for a couple more years and as an added bonus buy speedboats for his whole family.

09-24-2005, 11:17 AM
Thanks for posting that article. I learned a lot of cool stuff about him from it. Like he says at the end of the article no one here knows much about him since he doesn't speak any English. Sounds like a cool guy.

09-24-2005, 12:29 PM
Surprised to learn he knows judo.

Wouldn't mind seeing him throw an Uchi-mata if someone charged him.

09-24-2005, 01:41 PM
More of that White Sox fluff!

Great article, I really didn't know too much about Contreras. But man, all I know is that he is a huge human being. You can't really tell on TV as much as you can in person.

09-24-2005, 01:49 PM
Read this last night, great read

09-24-2005, 06:28 PM
I know Hernandez is "El Duque" (The Duke).
What is Contreras' nickname?? I know it's cuban
for "The Count".:dunno: :dunno:

09-24-2005, 07:14 PM
El Conde

09-25-2005, 09:54 AM
El Conde