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These Colombia Game Watching Parties In Miami Will Leave You With Some Serious FOMO

Miami has long been associated as being a haven for Cubans and Cuban-Americans, but Colombians have been making their mark on the Magic City in recent years. The unmistakable charm and the sheer number of Colombians in Miami is especially apparent when you add in the fervor of the World Cup.

Fans around the Magic City painted bars, arepa houses and pubs in the yellow jerseys and sombrero vueltiao that have become synonymous with Colombian fútbol fans.

Beers went flying and flags were waved when Colombia came back for a brief moment of fleeting glory. The 93rd minute of play in the Round of 16 match between England and Los Cafeteros was an equalizer and it was tense. Here’s how Colombians in Miami were celebrating and panicking.

Obviously, there was pure elation because that’s how we do.

#colombia #seleccioncolombia #loscafeteros #vamoscolombia

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Just look at all the emotions on display: crying, happiness, excitement, relief. It’s a nice feeling.

People were climbing buildings with so much excitement when Colombia tied it all up.

#colombia !!

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These fans were celebrating together in a beer garden in the Coral Gables neighborhood on Tuesday after Yerry Mina’s goal. This is one celebration giving everyone FOMO.

Even businesses, like Univision Deportes, had rowdy crowds during the game.

This post from the headquarters of Univision Deportes in Miami is basically everyone in your office pool that wanted Colombia to win.

Unfortunately, Colombia was eventually brought down by the nail-biting penalty kicks, in which the team ended up missing two, sending England on to the quarter-finals.

Miami Colombians were early for every game to celebrate their boys in yellow.

Honestly, getting Miamians anywhere before 10 a.m. is almost impossible. However, these fans were all settled in long before 10 a.m. to cheer on their team.

Some bartenders even got caught up in the party.

#Colombia #mundial2018 #colombiamiami

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La Poderosa is known for bringing the Barranquilla vibes to the M-I-A and Colombia fans were basking in the full soccer glory with their compatriots during the group matches.

Don’t worry. There was salsa dancing as required.

Fans couldn’t stop moving to Joe Arroyo’s classic anthem “No le pegue a la negra” when the team beat Poland.

But, probably the most important thing, is that good doggos were present.

Vamos Colombia!! #colombia #worldcup2018

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Baru in, in the Brickell neighborhood, is known for playing Latin hits while twenty and thirty-somethings cheers to the #goodlife with aguardiente. But during World Cup season, fans come to watch the games instead of dance, bringing along their furry friends for moral support as well.

All in all, Colombia left it all out on the field and fans of La Tricolor Colombiana should be proud their team showed so much heart throughout the tournament. Here’s to starting the countdown until the next World Cup!


READ: 13 Places That Are Bringing Colombian Culture To Miami

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Dodgers Win First World Series Championship Since 1988 And It’s Great To Be An Angeleno

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Dodgers Win First World Series Championship Since 1988 And It’s Great To Be An Angeleno

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The Los Angeles Dodgers are the champions after 32 years. The bizarre year of Covid and social distancing was also a year of wins for Los Angeles after both the Lakers and Dodgers bring home the championships. The city was alive with energy after the historic and wonderful win.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are the new World Series champions.

The baseball team has not won a World Series championship since 1988. This year, after a long 32-year drought, the Dodgers broke that curse and delivered LA a win during the time of Covid. The Dodgers went against the Tampa Bay Rays and battled it out in a nerve-wracking and nail-biting World Series.

Of course, there is a lot of love being showered on the Latino players.

Latinos are a major part of the Dodgers and their fanbase is huge. There is a reason that the nickname of the Dodgers is Los Doyers. There are four Latino pitchers on the Dodgers and they made themselves crucial parts of the team this season leading the team to the championship.

The Dodgers triumphed over the Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series on Game 6. The teams kept battling it out for the first four games with the Dodgers winning the first and third. The Tampa Bay Rays won the second and fourth. Yet, the Dodgers came through at the end with victories in the fifth and sixth game to clinch the title.

The story overpowering the coverage of the Dodgers’ World Series win is Justin Turner.

The third baseman tested positive for Covid-19 during the game and was removed when the test came back positive. However, when the Dodgers won the sixth game, Turner ran onto the field without a mask. He was photographed holding the trophy, posing with the team for photos, and even taking selfies without wearing a mask.

It is a clear violation of Covid guidelines for the MLB. According to reports, officials sent security to remove Turner from the field because he was breaking safety guidelines. He allegedly refused to leave the field.

Fans have a lot of questions about how Turner caught Covid since the league was supposed to be operating in a bubble.

The MLB has had issues with some teams dealing with Covid infections but it had been a while since one had happened. Turner was tested the day before the game but it came back inconclusive, a pretty common issues with Covid testing right now. Turner was then tested before the game and when the results came back positive in the second inning, Turner was immediately removed.

The MLB has launched an investigation into Turner’s outright refusal to comply with Covid safety guidelines.

“Following the Dodgers’ victory, it is clear that Turner chose to disregard the agreed-upon joint protocols and the instructions he was given regarding the safety and protection of others,’’ the Commissioner’s Office said in a statement. “While a desire to celebrate is understandable, Turner’s decision to leave isolation and enter the field was wrong and put everyone he came in contact with at risk. When MLB Security raised the matter of being on the field with Turner, he emphatically refused to comply.’’

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Showtime’s ‘Bad Hombres’ Is A Documentary Highlighting The World’s Only Binational Baseball Team

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Showtime’s ‘Bad Hombres’ Is A Documentary Highlighting The World’s Only Binational Baseball Team

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Sports have a way of bringing people together. The experience of rooting for your team is a unifying feeling that transcends borders and culture. Showtime is exploring the importance of sports through the lens of the Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos.

“Bad Hombres” is a documentary highlighting immigration under President Trump through baseball.

Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos are the only binational professional baseball team in the world. The team splits their home games between stadiums in Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. Director Andrew Glazer wanted to highlight the immigration issue through a sports lens to offer a different layer to the narrative.

“Most of the people trying to come into the U.S. are families and children trying to escape horrible violence in Central America,” Glazer told CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith. “That story has been told, so what I wanted to do was show people in a way that I thought would be relatable to what life is like on the border. What life is like on those two sides and how interconnected they are. The thing that struck me to be honest is that initially in Laredo, Texas was how pervasive Spanish is spoken.”

The documentary shows the struggles of the baseball team trying to make sense of the volatile U.S.-Mexico border relations.

The Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos split time playing their home games between two stadiums in the U.S. and Mexico. The Trump administration’s constant battle with Mexico and threats to close the border put the team’s season in jeopardy. A first look teaser shows team managers trying to coordinate the release of game tickets in time with the ever-changing immigration announcements from the Trump administration.

“Bad Hombres” speaks politics without directly addressing politics.

“Even though my film has an overarching political message, the players are not covertly or overtly political in any way,” Glazer told CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith. “They are baseball players and they are living their lives and a lot of them are trying to make it to the majors and some of them were in the majors and are now finishing their careers. There wasn’t a whole lot of political discussions.”

Glazer made sure to highlight the depths and complexities of the team members dealing with the political climate without politics.

“Inherently, what made the team fascinating is you had players from the U.S. who were Anglo-American players and Mexican American players who had a different perspective,” Glazer told DJ Sixsmith. “Then you had Mexican players and some Dominican players and Cuban and people from everywhere else. There were different languages and different perspectives. Seeing how that developed over time was pretty fascinating.”

“Bad Hombres” is streaming on Showtime.

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