Happy Fans Cheer for Los Santos Baseball Team (Picture courtesy of La Prensa)
Last night was the final game of the Panama baseball season and Los Santos brought home the bacon! How did I find out? Horns honking through the streets of Pedasi around 10PM.
Filed under: News, Sports on May 15th, 2009 | No Comments »
Panama’s bantamweight boxer Celestino Caballero, has taken the International Boxing Federation title from Canadian Steve Molitor. The fight, which took place in Orillia, Ontario on Friday night, saw Caballero register a fourth round technical knock out.
Filed under: News, Sports on November 22nd, 2008 | No Comments »
Panamanian Back Catcher Carlos Ruiz
A back catcher from David, Chiriqui could be the next Panamanian to make this country proud. Carlos Ruiz is hoping his National League baseball team, the Philadelphia Phillies, will be the winners of the 2008 Baseball World Series.
Filed under: News, Sports on October 24th, 2008 | 1 Comment »
Vote For Saladino For World Athlete Of The Year
Irving Saladino won a gold medal in the long jump event at the Beijing Olympics, and now he’s in the running for the 2008 World Athlete Of The Year. Saladino is considered a national hero in Panama, but does the rest of the world recognize his accomplishments enough for him [...]
Filed under: News, Sports on October 17th, 2008 | No Comments »
The Tucan Country Club in Panama
Aside from the occasional downpour, Panama is the perfect place to take up golfing. A few years ago there wasn’t much in the way of golf courses in Panama, but that is quickly changing. Golf pros and amateurs now have a number of options throughout the country.
Filed under: Country Guide, News, Reviews, Sports on September 12th, 2008 | 1 Comment »
Hand-Line Fishing In Panama
Many tourists come to Panama to experience the great deep sea fishing available off the coasts. Far fewer visitors have had an opportunity to take part in a much simpler type of fishing: hand-line fishing.
Filed under: Country Guide, Culture, News, Sports on August 26th, 2008 | No Comments »
Long Jumper Irving Saladino – Panama’s National Hero
Olympic gold medal winner Irving Saladino is back in Panama. The government declared today a government holiday, allowing tens of thousands of Panamanians to greet Saladino at the Albrook Airport upon his return to Panama.
Filed under: News, Sports on August 21st, 2008 | No Comments »
Panama’s Golden Boy – Irving Saladino
It’s about time! Thankhs to Panama’s kangaroo from Colon, Panama has taken home its first Olympic gold medal ever, and it’s first medal in 60 years.
Filed under: News, Sports on August 18th, 2008 | No Comments »
Will Panama Bring Home A Gold Medal?
The Olympics are now underway in Beijing, China and Panama is represented by five athletes. Panama’s most famous boxer, Roberto Duran is the nation’s sports ambassador in Beijing. Panama has claimed just two Olympic medals, both bronzes, earned by Lloyd LaBeach in 1948 for the 100m and 200m in track and field.
Filed under: News, Sports on August 8th, 2008 | No Comments »
One Of The Many Large Fish Caught In Pedasi
Playa Arenal in Pednuasi hosted its annual fishing tournament this past weekend. The event is popular with Panamanians as well as foreigners. More than 50 boats took to the water off Pedasi to compete for the top prize of an outboard motor.
Filed under: Country Guide, Culture, News, Sports on August 6th, 2008 | 1 Comment »
Fishing for tuna in Pedasi, Panama
The sound that brings instant delight to any fisherman. No matter how old you are or how many “keepers” you’ve landed, hearing a fish hit the line evokes some primal instinct. It’s a magical sound that can cause any or all of the following symptoms:
increased heart rate
Filed under: Country Guide, Sports on July 2nd, 2008 | 1 Comment »
This is a call to any US Soccer fan living in Panama, Central America. Man, woman, man-woman. Woman-child. As difficult as it can be at home in the USA to find fans who root for the red, white and blue National team, it can be an even more arduous task here in Panama. Accordingly, [...]
Filed under: Sports on April 23rd, 2008 | 4 Comments »
Freddy Herrera, Panama Baseball MVP
The Veraguas’ slugger was chosen as the Most Valuable Player of Panama’s professional baseball league. This is his second such honor, having received the MVP award in 2005. He is in his 16th season in the local league.
Filed under: Sports on April 7th, 2008 | No Comments »
Last Year’s Miss Reef Panama Contest
Who doesn’t like a bikini contest? On March 29th, lovely ladies from Brazil, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Argentina and host country, Panama will compete for the $1,500 first prize and the title of Ms. Reef Panama.
Filed under: Sports on March 28th, 2008 | 3 Comments »
Panamanian boxing legend, Roberto Duran
Although but a tiny nation, Panama can claim to be the home of some fantastic athletes over the past decades. It was not an easy list to compile, but I present my all-time top 5 favorites:
5. Carlos Lee -The 6′2″, 240 lb. slugger known as “Caballito” (little horse) currently plays for [...]
Filed under: Sports on March 26th, 2008 | 7 Comments »