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Column Tijuana baseball a wild, winning adventure for Toros

Column Tijuana baseball a wild, winning adventure for Toros

Estadio Gasmart is a handsome baseball gem tucked along the sprawling city's winding climb up Cerro Colorado. It sprouts up between Concertina wire and taco de pescado stands hugging crumbling curbs.

At the last regular-season game, against Monterrey, fans of the Toros de Tijuana drained more than 36,000 bottles of beer ... in a place with less than 17,000 seats.

At a Toros game, the mascots sometimes get ejected. Concession stands sell cig sueltos, or loose cigarettes. On the concourse, a version of the pin-the-tail game unfolds, though the targets are the backsides of actual players with Velcro versions of their, well, tails.

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