Romo, who’s Mexican American, mentioned he didn’t assume the hurdles for Mexico Metropolis as a future M.L.B. house had been as massive as some might imagine. He mentioned loads of English was spoken within the worldwide hub and that there was a number of tourism and historical past right here.
“I do really feel that Mexico does have just a little little bit of a nasty rap by way of like security and whatnot,” he mentioned. “However right here in Mexico, you’re secure. There’s quite a lot of actually cool issues happening and clearly each metropolis has their neighborhoods you don’t wish to go to. However this place has so many different spots which are so welcoming and open.”
Common season video games, on the very least, are anticipated to return to Mexico Metropolis. As a part of its abroad push in recent times, M.L.B. performed video games in London for the primary time in 2019, increasing a world tour that already included Japan, Puerto Rico and Australia. Within the newest labor settlement, M.L.B. and the gamers’ union agreed to extra common season video games in London, some in Paris in 2025 and yearly journeys to Mexico Metropolis from 2023 to 2026.
The altitude and the turf in Mexico Metropolis will current some ongoing challenges — or benefits — to gamers. On Saturday, the ball zoomed by means of the thinner air and the groups mixed for 11 house runs and 30 hits. Defenders mentioned the ball skipped off the bottom and rocketed previous them.
Pitchers mentioned their pitches didn’t transfer like regular, clarifying that it was much more of a problem than it’s at Coors Discipline in Denver. After working the bases on Saturday, Cruz mentioned he felt extra out of breath. Yu Darvish, the Padres pitcher, mentioned umpires instructed him he may name for a coach throughout his begin on Sunday if he was feeling too winded. Alex Cobb, a pitcher for the Giants, mentioned his crew’s coaching workers offered extra fluids and electrolytes to keep away from dehydration.