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Traildogbob

(9,152 posts)
Sat Nov 5, 2022, 11:30 PM Nov 2022

Oh shit

They are interviewing a Houston World Series Champion right now, and he speaks no English. Those Texas White supremacy militias are gonna blow a circuit and start shootin something.
Congrats Houston Astro’s. Sorry Philly Fans. Baseball championship and Soccer Championship all in one day. Gotta suck. See ya Christmas Eve.

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kwolf68

(7,449 posts)
1. Many MLB players from Latino nations don't or won't
Sat Nov 5, 2022, 11:35 PM
Nov 2022

speak English.

For some they can't. For others they just lack the confidence to do it publicly. Most of these guys come from impoverished nations and it's not like pro hockey players who come from Finland who already speak 4 languages including English. SO I respect that and wish to give them time, but if you live here 10 years and can't speak the language, you're a bozo. My wife lived in Germany less than 2 years and couldn't help but learn that language. Thus, if you live here for 10 years and fail to learn English you just are not even trying.

dsc

(52,270 posts)
6. There is a difference between being able to speak the language and being able to speak it live on
Sun Nov 6, 2022, 12:25 AM
Nov 2022

international TV.

Takket

(22,150 posts)
4. that was Yordon Alvarez. he hit the home run tonigh that pretty much sealed the game
Sun Nov 6, 2022, 12:09 AM
Nov 2022

when he was speaking Spanish i was "mock translating" for my wife

"Tonight I hit a long home run that won the world series for houston, and that is why they don't want to deport me. if i don't hit long home runs, Texas will deport me."

Traildogbob

(9,152 posts)
5. 😂😂😂
Sun Nov 6, 2022, 12:21 AM
Nov 2022

For those upset others coming here do not speak English, how many white migrants ever learned or now know a work of Native Americans cultures?
As long as Non English speakers or people of color perform in their arena of choice to help our teams win, they are good to go.

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