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The Mexican star that sees druglord 'El Chapo' Guzman as a hero

What did he say? 

Osuna es considerado el beisbolista mexicano más notorio actualmente. Foto: AP

Osuna es considerado el beisbolista mexicano más notorio actualmente. Foto: AP

Roberto Osuna comes from the Mexican state of Sinaloa, the land of the most famous and violent drug lords that the country has ever seen. Growing up in that kind place, where murders, gun fires, poverty, and living in fear are common things, there's no surprise that Roberto Osuna speaks fondly about one of the most famous druglords ever: El Chapo Guzmán.

 

Often in Sinaloa, law enforcement are seen more as a threat than the drug cartels themselves. In an interview with Rosie DiManno from the Canadian publication, the Star, Osuna talks about these issues that happen in his home-state Sinaloa:

“People where I live love that guy. We all love that guy because he was a really kind person to us. For me, he helped a lot of people, way more than what the government has done. He’s a hero in Mexico. I respect that

 

Osuna comes from the town of Juan José Ríos, which is near the city of Los Mochis, the place where 'El Chapo' was captured back in 2015. He dropped out of school at the age of 12 and found in baseball a hobby that kept him away from drugs. 

Roberto Osuna is Blue Jays' star closer, as he has established himself as a dominant pitcher in his first three years at the Majors. He had 39 saves last season and recorded an ERA of 3.38, with 83 K's during 64 IP

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