Bo Bichette Speaks Little Spanish
Bo Bichette is not well-versed in Spanish and can only talk Spanish in bits and pieces.
The American baseball player Bo Bichette's Spanish skills aren't all that despite coming from a Brazilian heritage. The 25-year-old shortstop of the Blue Jays comes from a Brazilian background from his mom's side, but it has not influenced him.
In an interview, the reply was negative when asked if he could converse in Portuguese, the most widely spoken language in Brazil. The Blue Jays player went on to explain to the interviewer about his close yet so far Brazilian roots.
Born and raised in Florida, Bichette's mother, Mariana Bichette, might have been born in Brazil, but she lived her whole life in Florida. But while talking to the interviewer, Bo said he might know how to hold a conversation in Portuguese but knows how to talk a bit in Spanish.
Bo didn't agree with the interviewer when asked if it was because he was born and raised in Florida, the top 4 states when it comes to Spanish speakers.
Finally, Bo revealed that he knew how to talk a little bit in Spanish because of his Spanish-speaking teammates. One of his best friends in the locker room was Lourdes Gurriel Jr, the Cuban player who now plays for the Arizona Diamondback.
A video shared by Bo Bichette's fan account shows the American talking in Spanish with Gurriel Jr by his side. The shortstop might have been saying something funny in the video as Gurriel Jr can be seen laughing at what Bo was saying, or he was just laughing at Bo's language skills.
Previously, Bo, with his older brother Alphonse Dante Bichette Jr, had represented Brazil in the 2016 WBC qualifiers. In September 2022, Bo once again expressed his intention of wanting to represent the South American nation if it qualified for WBC.
But unfortunately, Brazil was knocked out by Nicaragua in Game 9, making Bo wait for his WBC debut.