Turns out that Jorge Cantu is a huge fan of the Oakland Raiders, so huge that he attends one Raiders home game each year, sits in the "Black Hole" section at the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum, and -- I kid you not -- wears a skeleton mask. Yes, you read that right. Cool, calm, collected Jorge Cantu -- one of the most reserved members of the Marlins -- wears a SKELETON MASK and sits with the Raiders' craziest fans in the rowdiest section.
"In the offseason, I don't watch baseball. I don't watch the playoffs," said Cantu, who spends his winters in Texas and Mexico. "I'm a big Raiders fan, even though they're not that good. But I'm a big, big loyal fan. I sit in the Black Hole every single year to watch them play. I wear my skeleton mask and everything. I put a mask on when I go to watch them play in Oakland."
Cantu is expecting a huge contingent of friends and family members for tonight's game at Minute Maid Park. His father, a cattleman from Mexico, drove up a couple of days ago. Cantu said about 25 of his friends and family will be in the seats tonight when he tries to extend his 18-game hitting streak.