As if being a post-modern painter and raising wallaroos wasn't enough to keep shortstop Omar Vizquel occupied in the offseason, it seems that multiple Gold Glove winner will be pursuing a far more dangerous hobby this winter: bullfighting.
The Texas Rangers infielder, who last winter searched for anacondas, plans to try bullfighting when he goes home to Venezuela this winter.
"Just go and learn the basics and stuff," Vizquel said. "It's one of my things on the to-do list. There's a lot of things still to do."
There are few players who can match Vizquel's offseason pursuits. Among the other adventures he hopes for: parachuting, flying in an F-16 jet and attending all three Triple Crown horse races.
Now there's a man in search of breathtaking adventure! Plummeting thousands of feet with nothing but a ripcord and fabric between you and a quick death! Soaring above the clouds and reaching Mach 1 in a dogfighter! Braving the drunken, Western Maryland redneck crowds in the infield at the Preakness! All life-endangering undertakings indeed.