Sergio Romo became the Giants new closer in 2012. As such, it makes total sense that he’s turned into the latest rock-star, semi-famous, bearded oddball to rep the Giants nationally.
Which is also why it makes sense that Romo wore a shirt to the Giants World Series parade that simply said “I Just Look Illegal.”
It’s actually an apt description for Romo’sslider – the San Francisco closer crushed hitters with his top pitch this season en route to a 1.79 ERA, 14 saves and 63 strikeouts in 55.1 innings. And, of course, it’s a humorous joke about Romo’s appearance. You might not know this, but the Giants closer is a native Californian, born in Brawley, Calif., a small, remote town 20 miles north of Mexico. He is the grandson of migrant workers.
Monica Novoa, who leads the Drop the I-Word campaign, told colorlines.com that Romo is using his platform to “show how ridiculous the notion is for anyone to be considered ‘illegal.’”
For more on this story go to nbcbayarea.com.