My condolences to the the family of Nicaraguan journalist and poet Oscar Leonardo Montalban who passed away. Montalban wrote for the largest Nicaraguan newspaper, La Prensa. In Miami, he ran Mil x Mil, where he exposed corruption in his native country and his adopted home of Miami. On a personal level, I thank this man because at 13 years old he let me write my first article in a local newspaper. I’ll never forget my first article which was written in Spanish. I recapped the week’s baseball action. Montalban opened the doors for me and gave me a chance. Thank you Oscar and may God bless you. Your story and stories will always be part of human history.
Rodolfo Roman is the host and director of The Roman Show. He is also a ring announcer for international mixed martial arts promotion Titan FC airing on UFC Fight Pass and a freelance writer for The Miami Herald.