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Tuesday, January 06, 2015

WaPo - Smiley Aint Esmailyn No Mo

It’s now the Wilmer Difo show, fo sho.

Alvarez sympathizes with the pressures placed on Dominican players, many trying to improve their family’s financial footing. Players aren’t allowed to officially sign with a major league team until 16, but they are often giving up school and training heavily in their early teens. “What happened to me, I did it because I didn’t know how else to get ahead,” he said.

EDIT: Link shortened. Jim.

boteman asks Where's My Ring? Posted: January 06, 2015 at 04:29 PM | 1 comment(s)
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