Friday, May 4, 2007

Speak Easy

Melky Cabrera provided a post-game highlight yesterday. He did a radio interview in English after going 3 for 4 in the opener of a doubleheader.

It was reported that Cabrera worked on his English at the urging of Mariano Rivera and Robinson Cano. He sounded great and inspired me. I am embarrassed that my Spanish isn’t better. I vow every year that I’m going to start with Spanish an make myself multilingual just like this city and this country.

I can certainly do better if a young ballplayer with the weight of the world on his shoulders can dedicate himself to the task.

Being an American means understanding and communicating with everyone.

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