Last night, at a Braves-Yankees baseball game in the Braves home field, a 60 year old fan fell to his death. The fan, Gregory ‘Ace’ Murrey, was a season ticket holder with the same seats for 23 years. The man was a diehard fan of baseball and so his family states that at least he died in his favorite place, during his favorite activity.
The police have started investigating his death but they do not suspect any foul play. Murrey tumbled out of the stands during the 7th inning of the game; he tumbled head over feet and hit some of the lines attached to the backstop before hitting a concrete walkway in front of a row of fans. The autopsy has yet to declare the cause of death.
I’ve been fortunate enough to – for the third time this year – go to Washington D.C, our nation’s capital. This time it was with two non-profit organizations, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and the Close Up foundation.
These two organizations gathered 70 Hispanic high school students all sponsored by State Farm, Ford, Southwest Airlines, Macy’s and took them to D.C to learn about the legislative process and hear stories about successful Hispanics who literally started from the bottom.
This past week was nothing like i expected. I met and befriended people who I never thought i’d click with. My peers and I spoke the same language, Spanish, but somehow we still managed to confuse each other. I heard accents from here and there. I listened to the stories of the students who have been deported but found a way back, the stories of not being able to pay for college because Dreamers can’t obtain any form of financial aid.