Posts Tagged ‘Bullfighting

29
Sep
09

Omar Vizquel is the “Most Interesting Man in the World”

Vizquel Bull FightTexas Rangers shortstop Omar Vizquel is a man of diverse interests; one of the smoothest fielding shortstops in baseball history with 2700+ hits to boot, kangaroo owner, semi-accomplished oil painter and last winter he added anaconda hunter to his resume. This winter’s new challenge: bullfighting.

“Just go and learn the basics and stuff,” Vizquel said. “It’s one of my things on the to-do list. There’s a lot of things still to do.”

Among the other items on the 42-year-old Vizquel’s to-do list: flying in an F-16 jet, parachuting and attending the Triple Crown horse races.

His adventure last winter involved heading to a wildlife refuge in his home of Venezuela to find an anaconda; 4 hours into their trip they found one. The 5′ 9″ Vizquel showed a video to his teammates during spring training showing him holding the 11 foot snake by the tail and then holding the head of the reptile, mouth agape and with it trying to coil.

“Anacondas already done, that’s a dream I’ve already conquered,” Vizquel said.

“Bullfighting? You are the most interesting man in the world,” said first baseman Chris Davis after hearing the news.

Vizquel isn’t done with baseball though, hoping to return with the Rangers next year for what would be his 22nd year in the bigs.

[ESPN]

11
Jul
08

Let’s Make Papa Proud

The annual running of the bulls in Pamplona started on the 6th and will be going until the 14th, every day they set 6 of the bulls loose and head them towards their inevitable death. Sporty! Hemmingway made it sound like a fun adventure, so I won’t hear any ninnying from the PETA folk.

My new favorite, The Big Picture, an all hi-res image photo blog, releases new sets of photos every few days and the latest are from the bull runs and fights this week, they are totally boss.

You should absolutely go to the page itself and check them out in their full large size glory, since I can’t even begin to do these pictures true justice thanks to my layout, but there’s one more, totally graphic, picture I want to post. Join us below the jump to check out what happens a bull gets got.

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