Use the links above to see more photos.

But there are other slightly more civilized sports we could get into. And although the outlook wasn't brilliant for the Campeche Piratas that night they did put up a good fight against the Minatitlán Petroleros - but alas they lost 5-1.

Our Brit friends Deb and Malcolm picked up tickets for field level behind home plate - 150 pesos ($12). I pointed out that these same seats now go for over $400 at Yankee Stadium. (It was also nice not to have to fork over a day's salary for a bottle of beer.)

Minor League Beisbol is very popular here and all large cities have good stadiums - there were well over a thousand patrons at this game. And in the land of habañeros - snacks are always enhanced with a touch of salsa.