Luis Blanco grew up on a ranch in Iacanga, São Paulo, Brazil. Each morning his cousin would come over for coffee with Blanco’s father before he set off for work. The cousin would tell his uncle stories about riding horses and the rodeo.
Blanco was hooked. Continue reading “Brazil’s Impact & Dominance in Professional Bull Riding”
Eric Pardinho was playing racquetball on the beaches of Brazil one day when he was a child. It was at this moment his uncle noticed something — his nephew could hit a ball pretty well.
“My uncle saw me and said, ‘You should play baseball,'” Pardinho said through an interpreter.
Pardinho was eventually taken to a baseball field and thus began his love affair with the game. While the 15-year-old pitcher doesn’t necessarily rely on his hitting skills anymore, he is part of a new crop of Brazilians playing baseball instead of the nation’s most popular sport — soccer. Continue reading “Baseball is Gaining Popularity in Brazil”