At least at the expected moment, when he was physically and psychologically preparing to participate in the state baseball championship, Yair Gurrola of El Paso received Guadalajara’s Call to invite him to participate in the preseason game of Guadalajara Mariachis, which is an expanded team league of the team, and the Mexican will join this weekend.
Gurrola recently saw Brujos’ moves in the regional championship playoffs, including the first two games of the final series, where he faced his brother Jaime in the ninth game of Búhosde Ahumada.
“I’m really ready to play for the country here, but I didn’t expect it, but that’s the fact. Thank God, they gave me the opportunity to show everything I have. I’m fully prepared and see the results. how is it.
The 25-year-old right fielder is a native of El Paso and he will seek to win a spot on the new baseball squad and defend his complexion in the 2021 Mexican summer baseball season. If he does this, it will be his first time in this league.
“I have only played in the Northern League, but if they give me a chance, it will be the first time to participate in the Mexican League.”
-How do you feel about this opportunity?
“Very good, very proud of achieving what I have always wanted, and, first of all, I have to show it there and move on instead of stopping.”
Starting from a baseball family, Yair has watched his father play football since he was a child, and grew up with a fantasy like him. Therefore, from the age of three, he began to participate in the children’s league in Juárez, then joined the sport in the youth group, and then competed in American colleges.
“The reason I started the game was because my whole family was playing. My father was the first to start the game. I saw him when I was very young. I always wanted to play like him. Since I was three or four years old, I started working in the leagues of Satellite, Niños Héroes and Villahermosa. They also gave me the opportunity to play here as a rookie. At that time I gained all the experience I need to go to school. I started the selection from there, and here I am back. , Baseball has given me a lot of things, thank God.”
In the United States, Yair played for Middland Junior College for two years, and the last year of college was in North Florida.
-Do you see the difference between baseball played in the United States and baseball played here?
“Level… I see that in the United States, many people shoot faster and their base runs faster, but here they play more passionately and more importantly, but no matter where it is, it’s the same. It’s about identical”.
-As a player, what are your advantages?
“I think I do everything well. I think I have speed, strength, contact, arms. This is the focus of my entire preseason. It can improve all aspects, not just Hit the ball, defensively; I want to improve in all aspects, and even more.”