The Colorado Rockies continue Cactus League play against the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday afternoon, but that matchup will merely serve as the undercard to a high-stakes competition that already took place Wednesday morning.
I’m talking, of course, about the finals of the Rockies’ ping pong tournament. Former Rockies third baseman and current special assistant Vinny Castilla took on player development director Zach Wilson in a game sports historians will be discussing a century from now.
Wilson overcame adversity and a mariachi band playing in support of Castilla to win two games to zero. Rockies manager Bud Black invited the band inside the Rockies’ Scottsdale, Arizona, facility to inspire Castilla, Nick Groke reported.
I’m typically anti-mariachi band anytime before 11 a.m. It was totally justified in this setting, though.
Future generations will sing songs about Wilson’s win.
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