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Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Greenville Drive Minor Leaguers Become English Majors

The Drive will close the regular season today with 12 players who were born in Spanish-speaking countries. Seven of them are 21 or younger. To help them break through their language barrier, the Drive collaborated with Furman professor Dr. Bobbi Siefert to offer English integration classes.

“These guys come from Venezuela or Cuba or the Dominican Republic, and the language is the toughest part of their transition,” Drive general manager Eric Jarinko said. “They’re able to talk with their teammates because they understand baseball language, but day-to-day conversations with teammates or anyone else outside the ball park are always a struggle.”

Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: September 09, 2015 at 01:46 PM | 4 comment(s)
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