It’s an honor to represent a Latin culture.
– Gio Gonzalez
My first year in Japan was very tough, just like my first year in the minors. But at least there I had a lot of Dominican people and Latin people I can talk to. If you don’t have anybody to talk to, you can get depressed. But if you find someone who talks your language, it’s easier.
– Alfonso Soriano
He means as much as Roberto Clemente does to Latin people. Thank God I had the opportunity to know him. I wish my kids had the opportunity to be around him, because that’s how I want my kids to live their lives. I want them to be like Stan Musial. Not the baseball player. The person. That’s the respect I have for that man.
– Albert Pujols
One of my reasons for living in California is its close proximity to Mexico. The Latin influence is in every corner of the community. My love of Spanish music hasn’t wavered since the ’50s. I could hear the blues voicing from the Flamanco families and I always dig for inspiration in Latin music.
– Eric Burdon
Albanians love topiary and fancy doors. They speak Albanian, an Indo-European language with traces of Greek and Latin – and the lek is their monetary denomination, which trades at one hundred to one on the dollar. Their food is excellent, a melange of Greek, Turkish, and Italian cuisine, all very fresh and legume-y.
– Michael Paterniti