El Circo (The Circus)

Notes

The protests are taking place in Friendship Park, the hill that stands at one corner of Border Field Park. This is the same place we first met Rolly and Max back in chapter two. There is a parking lot on top of the hill, and a picnic area, but the road isn’t always open, which is why Rolly and Max had to park so far away before.

Photo by Bruce Fayman, Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0 US)
Photo by Bruce Fayman, Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0 US)

Fernando Valenzuela pitched for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1980 – 1990. He is the only player in Major League history to win the Rookie of the Year award and the Cy Young Award in the same season. His nickname was “El Toro”. Named as one of three starting pitchers on Major League Baseball’s Latino Legends Team, he also pitched for the San Diego Padres in 1996, putting together his last solid year.


Image from photo by Jim Accordino Creative Commons (CC BY 2.0)

Virgin of Guadalupe — also known as Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Virgin Mary associated with the pictorial image housed in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. Some have suggested that the name “Guadalupe” was based on the indigenous word “Coatlaxopeuh”, which has been translated as “She Who Has Dominion over Serpents.”

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