View Full Version : Sox/Cubs fans in the Yucatan

05-28-2006, 10:37 AM
Just returned from a vacation in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, where we visited the sleepy fishing town of Puerto Morelos. I saw a Mexican boy skate boarding in the town plaza, and rolled my eyes when I saw he was wearing a Cubs hat. But not 5 minutes later, we walked into a tienda and met a young boy working at his family’s store. He was proudly wearing a Sox cap. I said, “Viva Las Medias Blancas!” and he gave me the thumbs up. I laughed that the stereotypes I hold about Chicago baseball fans were ringing true hundreds of miles away in Mexico.

NB: I saw a number of other Mexican folks wearing Sox hats, but the kid in the plaza was the only Cubs fan I saw.