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You know the Mexican violence is bad when sportswriters start to focus on it

Joakim Soria, the ace relief pitcher for the Kansas City Royals, recently asked that people stop using the moniker "The Mexicutioner" for him. Soria, allegedly the all-time saves leader among Mexican-born relievers, said that, "It is sad when you see your country like that, and that nickname is a negative to the kids in Mexico. ...

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Joakim Soria, the ace relief pitcher for the Kansas City Royals, recently asked that people stop using the moniker "The Mexicutioner" for him. Soria, allegedly the all-time saves leader among Mexican-born relievers, said that, "It is sad when you see your country like that, and that nickname is a negative to the kids in Mexico. There's too much violence. It's really bad."

Joakim Soria, the ace relief pitcher for the Kansas City Royals, recently asked that people stop using the moniker "The Mexicutioner" for him. Soria, allegedly the all-time saves leader among Mexican-born relievers, said that, "It is sad when you see your country like that, and that nickname is a negative to the kids in Mexico. There’s too much violence. It’s really bad."

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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