Loved Julio Urias @theteenager7 inspiring journey! Go @Dodgers!!! 🧢⚾💙 http://bit.ly/ElCulichi #LADetermined
We’re all about our boys in blue and with the World Series going on tonight in Boston, some of their incredible journey’s are surfacing and this one started in Sinaloa, Mexico made us feel good! It has to do with one of the Dodgers Relief Pitchers, Julio Urias, also known as “El Culichi.” He was scouted from Mexico the same year the team found Yaisel Puig, except Julio was only sixteen years old! It’s a miracle he’s able to pitch at all. When he was little, Julio had three eye surgeries on his left eye to remove a benign mass.
To this day, his eye remains nearly closed on the inner eyelid, but he’s learned to see through it and well enough to pitch at the highest level. Being the devout Catholic he is, when asked about the his condition, he always finds the bright side and said,
“That’s how God works. He gave me a bad left eye. But a good left arm.”
Well, during their celebration after Saturday’s huge win, we learned something else about Julio Urias. Kike Hernandez paused the champagne shower and shared another reason El Culichi is a fighter and our feel good!