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Del-Ano Roosevelt among names

Enjoy a new installment of "En la Pelota" by Juan Vené

“A moment of happiness is worth more than a thousand years of celebrity”… Voltaire.

Today, like every Wednesday, is Mail Day. If you write to me, don't forget to send your full name and the town or city where you are writing. Thank you.

Circo Ricardi, from Cancún, says: “I have been interested and excited by the work you do about strange, ugly, funny or consequential names and surnames. Because, calling me Circus, I was inundated with bullying during my primary, secondary, and university years. You can imagine!

And now I find that the 32nd President of the United States was called Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Del Ano, instead of Delano, would have written the bullyngnist Latin American students. They would not have forgiven that Anus crossed there. But he was saved, because he always had to study in the United States.

I have delighted in those called Condón, Feo, Steculopoulos, Bellán.

Ruber J. Luzardo S. from Santa Bárbara del Zulia, asks: “Who has participated in the most consecutive All-Star Games and who has been the Most Valuable in that Classic the most times?”

Friend Rubo: Hank Aaron is the player with the most appearances in the All-Star Game, 21 in his 23 years as a big leaguer, 1954-1976; and all consecutive, 1955-1975. Most Valuable times, it has been Barry Bonds, seven, 1990, 1992, 1993, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004.

Amisis Cortés, from Culiacán, asks: “Is it true that Major League players have a lover in each city where they go to play?”

Friend Ami: “The baseball players” are a lot of people. If we multiply by the roster of 40, it would be 1.200.

The Major Leagues are a human conglomerate, like any town or city. There is everything, from the best to the worst. And some, yes, they have been and others are, super womanizers. But I think most people save love for when they return home. Now, it is not forbidden to have a lover in every place.

Manuel R. Lares, from Billings, Montana, asks: “What are the conditions to obtain a Major League headquarters?”

Friend Manolo: The main thing is that the city and surroundings can support the team. Not only buying tickets, but also contributing money through radio and television advertisements.

They also demand that the local government support the club's business in every way, especially by building an appropriate stadium for these heights of the show.

Thanks to the life that has given me so much, even a reader like you.

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