Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Freddy Gonzalez on the Pachanga situation

I spoke with Freddy Gonzalez about what I wrote about Pachanga and he kindly explained the whys and wherefores of the move to sell the club. Gonzalez found himself too busy with all the work he is involved in and the past two months has been in and out of the country on business. In fact, this is the reason why he couldn't commit to the Azkals' training camp or the Clear Dream Match even if he wanted to. It has been difficult for him trying to balance his life as a businessman, a family man and a football team owner. Even before he suited up for the Red Phoenix during the league competition, he would only occasionally show up to the games because of his commitments. It is about priorities and unfortunately the team had to give. He will still play and that according to him is so much easier than running an entire team. It was difficult to try and get sponsors for the club given that he was oft out of the country. "I gave a lot to this club but I think I took it as far as I could take it. Obviously some people will be disappointed with what happened but there is no malice intended. The best possible people to run the club will take it much farther than I could."

We wish the new-look Pachanga all the luck in its maiden season in Division One.

1 comment:

  1. Sama ng timing sir. Excited pa naman sama ako sa new season.