Sergio Romo rocks “I just look illegal” t-shirt at Giants parade

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 that Romo is using his platform to “show how ridiculous the notion is for anyone to be considered ‘illegal.'”

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