I don’t much about baseball, but I know a professional athlete when I see one. Young, lean and muscular, they stand out in any crowd. Maui’s beloved Shane Victorino, now a major league baseball player with the Philadelphia Phillies was in LA the past few days for the 3-day match up between the Phillies and the Dodgers. I spotted him in the lobby bar of the Westin hotel in Pasadena, Calif, along with a few other players, who were also staying at the hotel.
The tip off came that this athlete was Victorino when a big contingent of locals from Maui and Oahu showed up to meet him and wish him luck. If you know any locals, you know that they are super easy to spot (and hear) from a distance on the Mainland. Their big smiles, pidgin and plastic ABC and Safeway grocery bags instead of luggage give them away.
Other Phillie players in the lobby lounge were also hanging out with family and friends. Turns out the Phillies beat the Dodgers in the 3-game series.