Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
I was watching Cueto and Volquez during their photo shoot on Friday night. At one point a guy dressed up in a Santa suit with a Reds helmet on walked up to get his picture taken with Cueto/Volquez. I guess something was wrong with the camera so there was about five minutes of downtime. This guy was talking nonstop to Cueto/Volquez and Volquez was laughing/joking with him the whole time. Cueto just nodded his head and smiled the whole time... you could tell he had no idea what the guy was saying.
From what I've read, Johnny speaks a little English but not a whole lot yet. Edwin speaks much better English than I thought.
That reminds me of something the Dayton guy (the photographer) told me about when we were waiting in Micah's line. He said that back when Cueto was in Dayton, they had to teach him how to write his name in English. Apparently when he first started signing autographs, all he wrote was J-O-H-N-N-Y and it was all printed out, no cursive. I guess he now signs either Johnny or J.Cueto when he does autographs but I thought that was kind of cute that they had to teach him how to write his name out in English for autographs. It will definitely be good to have Ramon catching for Cueto to help with the language barrier! Hopefully he's learning though so he can talk to everyone else, LOL