The president of Mexico also wished José Urquidy and Julio Urías success, Mexican pitchers who are in the MLB postseason.
October 5, 2020 Share on FacebookShare Share on TwitterTweet Share on WhatsAppShare AMLO gave his forecast for the Major League Baseball Playoffs (Photo: Twitter / @lopezobrador_)
The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador , does not hide his love for baseball . Although he has spoken out in support of Mexican sport, there is a clear distinction with the ball game.
Now, on the occasion of the start of the Major League Baseball (MLB) Playoffs, the Tabasco president gave his forecast for the games in the final stretch of the season. According to his forecast, the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers are the ones who will reach the World Series.
“From the American (conference) I go with the Houston Astros. They are not going to like the fact that two years ago they were champions in the World Series because they cheated, “said the Mexican chief executive, referring to the global scandal that the Texas franchise suffered a few years ago.
The Astros won their first game of the Division Series against the Oakland Athletics on Monday (Photo: Jayne Kamin / USA TODAY Sports)
López Obrador , following his government's discourse against corruption, assured that he is against cheating . However, he assured that the Astros were already punished for the rejection of the fans.
“I am also against that. You do not have to steal signs, you do not have to do fraud in anything . But they were already punished enough by the people, by the fans. They deserve another chance, “the president said in a video posted on his official Twitter account this Monday.
He also recalled that the Mexican pitcher, José Urquidy , is on the Houston team. He wanted the Mazatlan player to have an outstanding participation in the Playoffs, as well as more participation in the diamond.
“ They have a pitcher from Mazatlán, Sinaloa , Urquidy, who visited me in the National Palace. I hope that he does well and that now they do give him the ball. There is a horse there that always gives him the ball to open and does not give our countryman the opportunity ”, he lamented.
The president of Mexico also wished José Urquidy and Julio Urías success (Photo: Presidency of Mexico)
Regarding the National conference, López Obrador apologized to the fans of the New York Yankees . He noted that, for him, the Los Angeles Dodgers are the strong candidate to reach the World Series.
“There are many countrymen there. They also have a pitcher from Sinaloa, from Culiacán, (Julio) Urías, who is a good pitcher . Also, I'm talking about the team that made history with the best player that Mexico has had: Fernando Valenzuela, ”argued the president.
Finally, he reiterated his support for the teams mentioned. However, he noted that above all he is Mexican with great pride in his roots. “For the American, Houston Astros. For the National, Los Angeles Dodgers. Of course, I am a Mexican with great pride ”, concluded his message.
The Dodgers will try to win their first game against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday (Photo: Kirby Lee / USA TODAY Sports)
Unlike his daily messages to the population, López Obrador forgot the suit he wears almost every day for his conferences . Now he appeared in a baseball field, dressed in the shirt of the Mexican team of this sport.
In the video you can also see the dexterity of the president with the bat , despite his 66 years. He managed to hit the ball three times to make three consecutive hits.
As for the Mexican president's predictions, the Astros won their first game of the Divisional Series on Monday against the Oakland Athletics. The Dodgers will try to do the same against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday. It is worth remembering that the games are played to the best of five games.