The Puerto Rican team left its blood on the field.
It's a tricky thing. There is a lot of gang violence in Puerto Rico, a lot of young hotheads. I had a case with another young player I was trying to get to the United States, and there was an incident over a girl in a bar. They threatened to kill him, and they killed his brother instead. It's a difficult situation over there.
Puerto Rico is very keen on fostering closer relations with the other Caribbean islands.
We were performing in Puerto Rico one time. I'd had surgery and couldn't perform the dance routines. The crowd was calling out, 'La colora!' He couldn't figure out what that meant, though he spoke fluent Spanish. Finally, someone said, 'The redhead!' They wanted me to dance. He tried to explain why I couldn't, saying I'd had surgery. 'Want to know where she had it?' he asked the crowd. 'In Las Vegas!'.
The Puerto Rico tournament was about as poorly as we have played in a long time. We've had a good week of practice, and everyone understands that the performance at Puerto Rico is not up to our standards, and we need to get back to playing like we did the rest of the year.
The Hyatt Corporation should be ashamed for leaving all of its Puerto Rican workers on the street.
[The fifth Puerto Rican to play in the NBA, Arroyo, 24, had an excused absence on the third day of training camp so he could attend a reception in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month held at the White House. The highlight came when President Bush thanked Arroyo for attending.] Honestly, ... I was sort of surprised he knew my name.
Against amateurs, they have an advantage because (the Cubans) play every day. That's their job, their mission. Here in Puerto Rico, a lot of the amateur players have a day job and often practice just twice a week.
If you're going to play bad, play bad down in South Carolina, or in one of those tournaments in Puerto Rico or something. For a lot of people, especially those watching on TV, this might be the one time they see us play.
There can be no more free ride for Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico is very important to him and the fact of the matter is this is the capital of Latin America. Because of that, where could he do more for Latin America? Where could he do more for Puerto Rico than here? These are all things I've put in front of him and made him aware of.
The tournament in Puerto Rico in late February has 18 teams, 12 of which are ranked in the top 25 in the country. So, it's a talented field and will be a great challenge.
He went to Puerto Rico [winter baseball] and learned how to pull the ball. He came back the next season and started hitting inside pitches out in right field.
We're all enthusiastic, crazy to reach that moment when we will step out on the field in Puerto Rico and show off our quality.
The television ads promoted the United States, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. They never mentioned Mexico. So we had to prove ourselves on the field.
You always hear about the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Puerto Rico ---- but you never mention Mexico. You see commercials with those countries but never Mexico. I think we have to prove ourselves on the field.
The dynamic of the market in Puerto Rico right now led us to believe that another entrant, such as Red Stripe, would do very well in that market. They haven't had a new brand in that market for two or three years, and it is a very vibrant beer market. Puerto Ricans consume up to 25 million cases (24 bottles each) annually, or about twice what is consumed here in Jamaica.
Denis' dad and Roberto Clemente were first cousins. Baseball is still our more popular sport in Puerto Rico, but basketball is really catching on.
That's the Puerto Rican combo right there.
I was spoiled beyond belief. I had the first tricycle in Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico. They hated me there.
I would like you all to remember that we have lost the battle but not the war. Puerto Rico was one of our main rivals. This notwithstanding we did not expect to have such a difference in terms of results.
For me, I'm very happy to represent Puerto Rico and to do a good job for my country. It's always very nice when you represent where you're from.
Her skin looks like what a Puerto Rican would look like.
It's serious in Puerto Rico. The game against Cuba is sold out - it sold out in two or three hours.
Can you piss off a Puerto Rican and live to tell about it?