Monday, September 26, 2005
So, the mystery of who the man dressed in red tights with "CH" in a yellow heart has been solved. It's none other than....el Chapulín Colorado - ("the red grasshopper") the Mexican superhero from the70's. (Many thanks to Foxpaw for solving this one!) Now, of course, the question is why was he there?
He emerged from the players only area before the team boarded the bus for Oakland yesterday, so who knows where he was before. Is he this year's version of Pedro's little friend, Nelson? Since he was so successful for the Red Sox, did the players in the Angels' locker room feel they needed a strange good-luck charm too?
And since they're so competitive by nature, did the Angels feel they needed to up the ante on playoff good-luck charm weirdness?
Maybe el Chapulín Colorado was a childhood favorite of one or more of the team's manSpanishsh-speaking players. Can't you just picture Bartolo as a young boy laughing at the antics of this comic-book-like hero?
And if you're sitting there thinking you've seen him before -but you just can't quite place it... You probably only know the animated caricature version of him - The Simpsons' "Bumblebee Man."
So the next time you're at the stadium, be on the lookout for a middle-aged man in red tights with the "CH" in a yellow heart emblazoned on his chest. Perhaps his appearance was just a one-time thing, and why he was there will remain a mystery forever... But if the Angels keep winning, maybe he'll make another cameo and will provide a few details of his role with the team. But until then...
Más ágil que una tortuga...más fuerte que un ratón...más noble que una lechuga...su escudo es un corazón...es el Chapulin Colorado!
More agile than a turtle...stronger than a mouse...nobler than a lettuce...his sign is a heart...it's the Chapulín Colorado!
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