A full house of enthusiastic fans turned up for the Charros de Jalisco baseball team’s home opener against the Venados de Mazatlan in the new season of the Mexican Pacific League last Saturday.
Despite clocking up four runs in the second inning, the Charros went down 4-5 and failed again the following day in the reverse game held in Mazatlan, this time losing 0-9. Despite the inauspicious start to the season, the bruised Charros returned to Zapopan this week hoping for an improvement in a three-game series against the Naranjeros de Hermosillo.
Tuesday evening, the Charros squeaked a tight 9-8 win and followed it up Wednesday with a more convincing 8-5 victory. Thursday’s game was still in progress as this newspaper went to press.
A special visitor to the Charros Stadium this week was Daisuke Aoyagi from Japan, who decided to relocate to Guadalajara to study Spanish and watch his hero, the Charros’ Japhet Amador, who also plays for his home team, the Rakuten Eagles, in the Nippon Professional Baseball league.
The next home series (vs. the Aguilas de Mexicali) is Friday, October 26, 7:15 p.m.; Saturday, October 27, 5:15 p.m., and Sunday, October 28, 3:15 p.m. For online tickets, go to boletomovil.com. Also available from the stadium box office.