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Ricky Romero talks of family, hard work, rise from East LA

Jan 13, 2012, 12:52 AM EDT

Ricky Romero

We got a glimpse of Ricky Romero’s personality and history at the All-Star game last July.

The Toronto Blue Jays left-hander couldn’t contain his glee at being selected as a replacement player for the big game in Phoenix, and he spoke with pride of the hard work it took him to rise from the ballfields of East Los Angeles to the big leagues.

Romero isn’t resting on his laurels, as KTLA in Los Angeles reports. In it, we learn more details on the pitcher’s drive to improve, his history, the influence of his family and his ability to stay grounded.

Check it out below.

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  1. yettyskills - Jan 13, 2012 at 1:28 AM

    Not as interesting as talking about his girlfriend Rima Fakih.


    • Travis Reitsma - Jan 13, 2012 at 2:36 AM

      Apparently they broke up as per J.P. Arencibia on The Fan 590 in Toronto last week. #GossipPOW

  2. proudlycanadian - Jan 13, 2012 at 6:31 AM

    Romero is a great kid from a great family.

  3. proudlycanadian - Jan 13, 2012 at 7:06 AM

    Of course the bat would be a 5 inch replica, and the balls will not be autographed.

  4. proudlycanadian - Jan 13, 2012 at 7:12 AM

    That comment was supposed to go in a different thread. Somehow MSNBC’s computer failed. It was directed at Dirty Harry1971 who has a hangup about bats and balls and the Blue Jays.

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