PETA Asks Shortstop to Give Bulls a Break

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Omar Vizquel

Apparently he wasn’t content with going all “crocodile hunter” on an anaconda, as he did during the last off-season. Now Texas Rangers infielder Omar Vizquel has expressed the desire to take up bullfighting in his home country of Venezuela during this year’s off-season. He has also said that he hopes to attend all the Triple Crown horse races after he retires.

Is there no animal safe from Omar’s down time?

Upon hearing about Omar’s ghoulish vacation plans, we dashed off a letter to the aging shortstop asking him to solve his midlife crisis in a way that doesn’t involve torturing and killing animals.

Buy a convertible, go skydiving, date a woman half your age—just don’t drag animals into it, OK, Omar?

Written by Alisa Mullins

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