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Friday, February 21, 2014

Detroit News: Venezuelan Tigers show support for protesters in home country

Magglio Ordonez and Joe Kennedy were unavailable for comment.

In a rare, but unified display of national politics in a major-league clubhouse, the Tigers who are native Venezuelans demonstrated their support for the protesters in their country on Friday by posing together with banners, flags and slogans.

The group of 12 included Miguel Cabrera, the Tigers’ two-time most valuable player; Victor Martinez, coach Omar Vizquel and pitcher Anibal Sanchez.

Some of the players held flags on which they printed “SOS Venezuela” and “Pray for Venezuela,” but there were also slogans in Spanish that conveyed the players’ support.

 

Stormy JE wanted to milk the soft power dividend Posted: February 21, 2014 at 11:37 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: socialism, tigers, venezuela

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   1. Joey B. is counting the days to Trea Turner Posted: February 21, 2014 at 02:38 PM (#4660422)
Wow, it looks like even Magglio Ordonez may possibly be changing his mind. He was always a pretty die-hard Chavista and socialist (he would normally fit in really well in these parts).
   2. Meatwad Posted: February 21, 2014 at 10:13 PM (#4660626)
Good for the players, i suspect if mags doesnt change his tune he wont be welcome in the club house. Also do you think they passed a hat to pay for zambrano to go protest down tjere?

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