Well, the language was difficult because I didn't know how to speak English. I still have problems. I wanted to play baseball and I didn't want anything in my way to stop me from getting to the Big Leagues. And, I tried hard, my way, and I didn't try to seem like I had bad times or anything like that. I play the game and I was lucky.
I went to Geneva, New York and I went with six guys from Cuba on the team. And when we got there, we got so warm welcome from families in Geneva who helped us. You know, guys like, remember, Francisco Francis and some of the other Christopher and their families. A guy from Puerto Rico, Cuba they helped us. They took care of us when we were in Geneva. And we didn't have too many problems. They made us feel at home. Somebody who understood what we said. Somebody to help us around and invite us to their house for dinner or whatever. And they did that and I still remember those people because they had really help me and the other guys.