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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sergio Romo’s Controversial Shirt Wins Everything

Is that even legal?

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Sergio Romo, born in Brawley, California to Mexican parents, just won the World Series. Again. The closer sported this controversial and perfectly political t-shirt in today’s Giants victory parade in San Francisco.

“I just look illegal,” the navy blue shirt reads. Well done, Romo.

Also, according to TK (@40Goingon28), some people in the crowd are throwing tortillas at Sergio Romo on the parade route. Interesting.

  TK @40goingon28

  McAllister, near Larkin: Crowd throws tortillas at Sergio Romo, who is wearing an “I Just Look Illegal” t-shirt. He’s scooping them up.

Repoz Posted: October 31, 2012 at 09:04 PM | 23 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 31, 2012 at 09:16 PM (#4289675)
That's almost enough to make me a Giants fan.
   2. AndrewJ Posted: October 31, 2012 at 09:18 PM (#4289679)
Ditto.
   3. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 31, 2012 at 09:28 PM (#4289683)
I'm so happy I've been rooting for him since I picked him up as a free agent set-up man in my fantasy league.
   4. Bourbon Samurai in America Posted: October 31, 2012 at 09:35 PM (#4289686)
awesome
   5. I Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape Posted: October 31, 2012 at 10:58 PM (#4289726)
Also, according to TK (@40Goingon28), some people in the crowd are throwing tortillas at Sergio Romo on the parade route. Interesting.


Sounds like some folks are seven months early with the Bay to Breakers shenanigans.
   6. OCF Posted: October 31, 2012 at 11:14 PM (#4289729)
Sounds like some folks are seven months early with the Bay to Breakers shenanigans.

The first thing I though of when I heard tortilla throwing was the Doo Dah Parade in Pasadena. But then I'm from Southern California. I guess the tradition is rooted in more than one place.
   7. Mike Webber Posted: October 31, 2012 at 11:24 PM (#4289731)
When the big 12 winner stopped going to the orange bowl and started going to the fiesta bowl, fans switched from throwing oranges to tortillas on the field. They sail better than triangular corn chips.
   8. tshipman Posted: October 31, 2012 at 11:42 PM (#4289734)
The parade was crazy. On the way to work, I got shunted on to the parade route, so I just went through on my bicycle. People were cheering and giving me high fives. Lots of drunk people.
   9. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: October 31, 2012 at 11:54 PM (#4289735)
When the big 12 winner stopped going to the orange bowl and started going to the fiesta bowl, fans switched from throwing oranges to tortillas on the field. They sail better than triangular corn chips.

good thing they didn't switch to the Gator Bowl

(yes I stole it from Lou Holtz)
   10. Steve Treder Posted: November 01, 2012 at 12:08 AM (#4289739)
I was there, saw it up close, and Sergio rocks real hard.
   11. Bhaakon Posted: November 01, 2012 at 12:36 AM (#4289743)
Not quite as politically charged, but he wore this one to the 2010 parade.
   12. Walt Davis Posted: November 01, 2012 at 12:38 AM (#4289744)
Unless it's a comment that he only looks like he's taking steroids. :-)
   13. Cooper Nielson Posted: November 01, 2012 at 02:34 AM (#4289767)
When you see a picture of Sergio Romo from the beard up, he looks like he's supposed to be some fat, sloppy Jose Mesa-type guy. Then when you see him in person, he's like 3% body fat with those awesome high socks and he looks like some college player from the '50s. Love it.
   14. Toothless Posted: November 01, 2012 at 03:26 AM (#4289779)
Ditto #2!
   15. Rants Mulliniks Posted: November 01, 2012 at 07:49 AM (#4289812)
He's good for baseball, that's for sure.
   16. Bitter Mouse, Space Tyrant Posted: November 01, 2012 at 08:08 AM (#4289822)
Nice.
   17. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: November 01, 2012 at 01:12 PM (#4290134)
I actually had no idea this was a comment on immigration for about 10 minutes. I thought "illegal" was some reference to how good he looked. Now it's not as much fun.
   18. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: November 01, 2012 at 01:55 PM (#4290172)
he's setting a bad example for the children. Think of the children dammit!
   19. Don Malcolm Posted: November 01, 2012 at 06:16 PM (#4290410)
Think of the children dammit!

Urban children or rural children? (ducking)
   20. dr. scott Posted: November 01, 2012 at 06:57 PM (#4290437)
Romo is in fact, awesome, but it still does not excuse Fox interviewing him the entire inning...!!!!

tshipman, glad to see another SF bicycle communter on the boards. I unfortunately have to bike/train to Mountain View ... so I had to leave much earlier for work (I assume)... Montgomery and Market was still jam packed when I went through there though. Crazy. 7:30 am, 3.5 hours before the parade.
   21. Lassus Posted: November 01, 2012 at 07:20 PM (#4290449)
I loved riding when I lived in San Francisco. Puts you in the best shape of your life.
   22. Moeball Posted: November 01, 2012 at 07:42 PM (#4290465)
I loved riding when I lived in San Francisco. Puts you in the best shape of your life.


I would think so with all the hills.

Which leads me to a question - I do the "Breast Cancer 3-day" walk (Susan G. Komen)every year in San Diego and someone who had done the SF walk one time told me they thought we did more hills in San Diego than the SF walk had. How is it possible to walk 20 miles in a day in SF without doing a lot of hill work? Are they nuts or is there some flat area of SF that I've just always managed to miss every time I've ever been there?
   23. dr. scott Posted: November 01, 2012 at 09:23 PM (#4290511)
All the hills in SF are short and very steep for the most part with lots of ways to go around them. Lots of flat areas in between. So it could be that SD has lots of long rolling hills hat are not too steep. SF does not really have those That being said given the really steep hills, there may be things that other people thnk are hills that I think are flat... If you ever come to sf, and plan to do a lot of walking or biking I highly recommend the SF bike map that color codes the steepness of the street. It's online or $4 from a bike shop.

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