Luis Torrens had a nickname, it was "Churro."
|Luis "Churro" Alfonso Saez Torrens (21)|
I assume that when most of you think of the word churro, you think of the long sugary stick made out of dough. I like those snacks too but I'm pretty sure that's not what Torrens had in mind.
Especially not after reading about the origin of the nickname from this article explaining all of the Padres' nicknames written by MLB.com's Padres beat writer A.J. Cassavell.
Now my Spanish is a bit, primitive, but I at least know that the word churro has a few meanings. The aforementioned doughy treat, disaster/failure, and finally handsomeness/beautifulness. I think handsomeness and beautifulness were what the Torrens family has been going for.
I always figured that LUIIIIISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS had a nickname but I now know that that name is Churro. Another fun fact to add to the Torrens trivia collection.
As for the Torrens card collection, it has even more fire to bake the churros now. Thanks to this On Fire diecut autograph from 2014 Leaf Valiant. This is an ongoing rainbow project of mine (well, they all are TBH) and progress on this one has been the absolute slowest.
On the bright side this is the yellow parallel numbered 08/10. What this effectively means is that I am only the Red 1/1 away from completing this rainbow, as well as that and three printing plates away from completing the master rainbow. Will I ever finish this? Depends on exactly what's been pulled so far out of boxes, what remains in sealed boxes of Valiant, and whether Leaf actually sent out all of the cards in the first place :P.
As always thanks for stopping by and take care.