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About Ryan Almodovar

Ryan Almodovar was born in Queens, NY, but was transplanted to Lancaster, PA – the heart of Amish country, at an early age. Growing up in a small city that is completely surrounded by fields has let him develop many interests, including jazz music, songwriting, short stories, and exploring the vast farmlands – simply because there wasn’t too much else to do there. A love of writing, thinking outside the box, and his Puerto Rican culture led him to a bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in Spanish from the Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Currently, Ryan is a mild-mannered banker during the day, and though he may claim to fight crime at night, you are most likely to find him relaxing by playing guitar, watching baseball games, or working on a novel that never seems to get finished. You can read more of Ryan’s work at his blog, Awkward and Dangerous.

Friday sports rundown: Football, baseball, and soccer…oh my!


Being Latino Deportes Here’s the latest Being Latino Deportes update, recapping a wild week in sports. Controversial Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen displayed the full extent of his gifted silver tongue this week when a reporter asked him a question about Fidel Castro. True to form, Guillen responded: “F*****g, grow up motherf****r – are you Read More

Mayweather and Cotto square off, and Pujol’s new contract can’t buy a hit

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As another week draws to a close, let’s take a look into the world of Latino sports… ‘Ring Kings’ to fight this Saturday… Many of you reading this are hotly anticipating tomorrow’s title fight between Miguel Cotto and Floyd Mayweather. The long standing rivals are set to compete for the WBA Welterweight title, pitting a Read More

Pineda out – Yankees desperately seek Andy Petite


Being Latino Deportes Happy Friday, everyone! As we draw down another week, let’s take a quick glimpse into what’s been happening in the world of Latino sports. It was announced that Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda would have season ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder. Pineda, who New York received in a Read More

Raffi rages on the ice, Pudge says ‘Adios’ to baseball

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Being Latino Deportes Happy Friday, everyone! As we draw down another week, let’s take a quick glimpse into what’s been happening in the world of Latino sports. Raffi Torres lets loose; suspended indefinitely Phoenix Coyotes forward Raphael ‘Raffi’ Torres was suspended indefinitely this week following a brutal illegal hit against Chicago Blackhawk wing Marian Hossa. Read More

Ozzie runs his mouth, Pele trashes Messi


Being Latino Deportes Good morning, sports fans! Here’s another quick look into the wide world of Latino sports: Ozzie gets sidelined for Castro comments New Miami Marlins manager – and unfortunate motor mouth – Ozzie Guillen found himself in hot water this week over comments made in a recent TIME magazine interview. Guillen stated, “I Read More

Dos Santos loses his opponent, Miami loses home opener

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Being Latino Deportes Welcome back to another exciting edition of Being Latino Deportes! We had a short hiatus last week while we were ‘April Fooling’ (sorry Mets fans), but we’re back with all the sports action that you missed. Overeem questionable – dos Santos to face mystery opponent. The fate of the much hyped and Read More

Mitt Romney declares Mexican citizenship, eats at local Taco Bell

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In a move that surprised GOP stalwarts, Governor and Republican nominee candidate Mitt Romney has filed for his Mexican citizenship on Wednesday, citing the move as a way to get in contact with his ‘Latino roots’. Romney is able to do this because his father, George Romney, was born into an American Mormon colony in Read More

Frustrated Johan Santana to New York Mets: “Why are we even trying?”

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Port St. Lucie, Florida – After completing a standard bullpen session this past Thursday, New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana removed his glove and tossed it dramatically to the ground, startling first baseman Ike Davis and catcher Josh Thole. “Why are we even doing this, guys?” said Santana, as he walked back into the clubhouse. Read More

Sanchez gets Tebow’ed and Mississippi enforces a stereotype

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Being Latino Deportes This was a doozy of a week in the sports world, ladies and gentlemen – let’s jump right in. Sanchez gets Tebow’ed! The biggest story this week is the almost inexplicable, nearly universally hated by fans, trade of Denver Broncos “quarterback” Tim Tebow to the New York Jets. This is a trade Read More

Nadal Rises, UFC 146, and the ‘Boys of Somewhere’

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Being Latino Deportes Yet another week has passed, and March Madness is now officially underway. Let’s get into some of the big stories of the week. Rafael Nadal cruises along The world ranking number two tennis player, Rafael Nadal, continued his march to victory this week with three wins in the BNP Paribas Open – Read More