-Abreu, affectionately known as "Comedulce" (the candy-eater) in his country, has a reputation for enjoying the sweet things in life and is quite proud of it.
-..he is a god in Venezuela. He can't go anywhere without being mobbed -- anywhere.
-The locals love its candy and its most famous candy-eater. In Venezuela, "Comedulce" is a rock star with a group of paparazzi on his trail that would make Paris Hilton jealous -- or angry. He made big headlines for dating former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, who also is from Maracay, and even bigger headlines when they broke up. His dress, usually a tight shirt with unique designs, and his style, almost always sporting a backpack, sunglasses and headphones, are mimicked across the country by boys and men alike.
-"I don't know why I am underrated and my name does not ring here the way it does for other players," Abreu said. "I have the same numbers every year. I don't understand it. It's a difficult question to answer. I don't know why. My numbers are always the same."
While I believe Philadelphians give Abreu a little too much heat from time to time, it's not always just about numbers.
Just go read it.