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Wednesday, April 05, 2017

How MLB Is Breaking Down Its Long-Standing Language Barrier

When I first got here, I didn’t know how to say ‘hi,’ nothing — I didn’t know what it means” he says. “In our country, we take English classes, but it’s not the same. You’ve got a teacher that reads in English and we repeat, but we don’t know what we’re saying. So it doesn’t make sense. When you are in Colombia and you learn a couple words, you think, ‘oh, I can defend myself now.’ But when you come to this huge country, you know, it’s way different.”

Bote Man Posted: April 05, 2017 at 09:57 AM | 35 comment(s)
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