I started out my career in baseball as an intern for the Seattle Mariners at the age of 16. The next season they had ball girl try outs and I made it! I was the new ball snatcher. I made headlines when I became the first ball girl to dive for a foul ball. I was highlighted on FOX's This Week in Baseball, Univision, CBS Day & Date, ESPN, CNN, KIRO's On Deck Show, and other networks and print publications for my plays on the field and for my baseball artwork, which I donate to various charities and got officially licensed for it by the MLBPA at the age of 19. I have my own sport art business and my art has been displayed at the Legends of the Game museum in TX and the Yogi Berra Museum in NY. I worked for the M's for seven seasons and had the opportunity to get to know all of the main departments of the front office from marketing to public relations. I went on to work for the Red Sox in their Dominican Republic baseball academy as their English teacher. Inspired by my work there, I developed and created a complete career development education program for international players called "Keep Your Eyes in the Ball". This program turned the Red Sox into pioneers in the area of international player development in the area of transition to their careers in the states. I teach the players everything including, American laws, life skills, customs, English, baseball terminology, etiquette, money management, basic nutrition, media and fan relations, literacy, and more. I went on to work for the Orioles and was even recruited by the New York Yankees. My title for the Red Sox was coordinator of player education and with the Orioles, international liaison and instructor of english and cultural literacy. I came back home to complete my college education and returned to the Mariners to work with their major league Latin American players, including their new Cuban star, Yuniesky Betancourt. Interestingly, I was Felix Hernandez's brother's teacher with the Orioles as well. Some players you might recognize that were students of mine include; Anibal Sanchez, Hanley Ramirez, Daniel Cabrera, Wilfredo Ledezma, Ed Rogers, Tony Blanco, Eddy Rodriguez, Franklin Francisco, and Jorge De La Rosa.

My Orioles Class Documentary - Part One

My Sports Art

Sunday, July 9, 2006

Long time no write.....

Hi pals,

Sorry I stopped writing, I guess things with my work with the Orioles kept me so busy, and I was enjoying every moment of my life so much, that I just never took the time to document the experience because I was so into living it. I really had a wonderful and amazing time with this team. It was the best to date. Everything just came together there, from my living situation to my day to day duties, to my coworkers to everything. I have to say though that I have loved all of my coworkers and colleagues of each team I have had the blessing to work for. Everyone, the groundskeepers, the coaches, the trainers, public relations, the executives, the players, administrative, everyone, has just been so great to work with and know and I miss everyone of them. At any rate, there is so much to share about all of my work experiences in baseball and too little time. Now what is taking up every second of my life is homework and studying. I am trying to finish up my course requirements to get into the university for this winter. I am finally going to finish with school. That is something I haven't been able to wrap up because of my work in baseball. Last year the Mariners had me back working with their Latino major league talent. It went so great too. But for now I am actually not working in baseball for the first time since I was 15. I am just focusing on school. I miss working with the teams, but I am looking forward to be a university graduate and start forming a family. I definitely am thinking of going back to the game, and will prepare myself and my goals academically and mentally for that possibility, it all just depends on what God has planned for me once I get my degrees. I may also end up going in a different direction, as my knowlege of Arabic will open doors to a whole new world of opportunity. I am majoring in international business and Arabic and will go for my master's in law. That's all from me now as it is very late and I've got to get some rest for more studying tomorrow. Oh yeah, by the way, I am in California now and I'm doing some acting on the side of my studies. You can see my web site at

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