|Sad City Hartford favorite Gerry Brooks getting his Jai-Alai.|
Imported to the United States from Spain, Jai-Alai is hard to describe. It's much better to watch.
The sport is now well beyond its glory days. It's rise and fall can most likely be linked to Mafia connections and the rise of Native American casinos in Connecticut.
Currently, all that is left are some devoted hardcore fans and empty buildings that dot the state. But now that Whitey Bulger has been found, maybe the sport can flourish again.
As we said before, we're currently working on a creative project about Jai-Alai in Hartford. If you or anyone you know has past connections to Jai-Alai or access to any of the current Jai-Alai buildings, please let us know.