While enjoying Mami's amazing pozole this morning and seeing the Tournament of Roses parade rebroadcast on KTLA-TV Channel 5, my parents pointed out something interesting. When the Los Angeles Dodgers' float passed by, the camera cut between different Dodgers--Vin Scully, the Dodgers' organist, Nomar Garciaparra, a dapper Don Newcombe and a noticeably dour Tommy Lasorda, amongst others--but showed just a glimpse of Spanish-language announcer/legendary pitcher Fernando Valenzuela and his senior partner, Hall of Famer Jaime Jarrín.
The opposite happened on KMEX-TV Channel 34's version, according to my parents--they focused on Jarrín, Valenzuela and Garciaparra while largely eschewing the other Dodgers. We expect such racial idiocy from KMEX-- hey, cabrones: Mexicans in Southern California WORSHIP Vinny, Garvey and Lasorda; just talk to them-- but KTLA should know better.
While we're on the Rose Parade, Anaheim's entry was by far the stupidest: replicas of the Big A, the Honda Center, a bunch of freeways, some anonymous high rise that doesn't really exist yet, and the real-life Stanley Cup accompanied by some third-tier Anaheim Duck. Hopefully, this monstrosity didn't cost taxpayers $250,000 like last year, ¿qué no?