Baseball in the Corn Islands
Baseball is the local sport of choice and the fans and players are passionate! The only baseball I have really watched is Major League Toronto Blue Jays games back when they were a new team. Every once in a while we might turn on a baseball game during the world series. As mentioned in a previous post we were fortunate enough to get a ride to Little Corn along with the Big Corn West End team for their Sunday baseball against the Little Corn team. We raced to our hotel and got settled so we could get back to watch the game. The stands were full with a mix of tourist types and locals.
2 of 3 times during the game play was stopped due to disputes that could not be rectified. Of course the absence of cameras to catch every move makes calls difficult to contest. The players, umpire and lines people were all very animated. I kept having to ask the lady next to me what was going on. She was one of the more vocal individuals often becoming `seemingly`riled by the calls that were being made. Truth is though, she would start yelling and cat calling and looked really angry, and then she would start grinning from ear to ear. Even the players would be carrying on and yelling disputing something and then break out into a smile. There is a fierce rivalry between Little Corn and all of the Big Corn teams, but in the end, baseball is their sport, their passion, and their fun!
The game actually got called somewhere in the 6th inning because the final dispute just couldn`t be rectified. It was tied 5 to 5. They were supposed to have a game the following Saturday in Big Corn. We actually left a day early to see it, but in the end it was cancelled *sigh*. Unfortunately, I have never heard who ended up winning the series they were playing *sigh* *sigh* . . . .if you are ever in the Corn Islands I would absolutely recommend a baseball game. So much fun!