HERE TODAY… GONE TOMORROW…
The old Owner of the Hollywood Vampires Steve Cutler took control over the Mexico City Chihuahuas mid-season 1996 and was more than unhappy with the facilities, (and what they called a team) so he hired movers to pack up the team’s offices in the middle of the night, while the city of Mexico City slept. He was sneaking the team out of Mexico to the new state of the art ballpark being built in Hollywood, California named “Paramount Park”. It’s truly a state of the art magnificent place to play baseball & take a family”
Cutler expected the city of Mexico would be distraught over the news, but was shocked to find out there was actually a celebration later that day that lasted well into the night. It was a major party in the streets of Mexico City. Apparently, the city had already drawn up plans to convert it to a bullfighting arena, so they were happy to rid themselves of this eyesore of a team. “Adios Amigos” was the saying heard all over Mexico City. It was just like the Day of the Dead Celebration as the deadweight Chihuahuas were formally escorted out of town and across the border.
Now that the team has moved north, it will be renamed to the once-popular Hollywood Vampires who dominated MWWL in the early ’70s and ’80s, having been the first franchise in Mid-West Winter League history to win two World Series, 1973 & 1975. Welcome home Steve Cutler.