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Major League Baseball gets in on US-Cuba thaw
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Major League Baseball gets in on US-Cuba thaw

Héctor Velasco | AFP - December 15, 2015

HAVANA, Cuba – Cuban MLB baseball stars José Abreu and Yasiel Puig returned home Tuesday for the first time since defecting to join the American big leagues, part of…

Rawlings lays off 200 employees at its Costa Rica apparel operation
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Rawlings lays off 200 employees at its Costa Rica apparel operation

L. Arias - August 4, 2015

Sporting goods manufacturer Rawlings Costa Rica is laying off 200 employees at its plant in Turrialba, east of Cartago province, the company's local GM, Alejandro Cotter Penón, confirmed…

An MLB first? Fans locked out as riots rock Baltimore
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An MLB first? Fans locked out as riots rock Baltimore

AFP - April 28, 2015

BALTIMORE, Maryland – The Baltimore Orioles will face the Chicago White Sox in an empty stadium on Wednesday after riots prompted officials to take what is believed to…

A big injury to Cuba’s new baseball experiment
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A big injury to Cuba’s new baseball experiment

Nick Miroff | The Washington Post - April 6, 2015

HAVANA-- There may be no other baseball player in Cuba who better embodies the principles of socialist sportsmanship than star infielder Yulieski Gourriel. Gourriel, who many scouts…

Costa Rica’s major league concern
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Costa Rica’s major league concern

Sarah Blaskey - November 12, 2014

TURRIALBA, Cartago – “And it’s going, going, GONE!” That play-by-play has been repeated thousands of times in the history of U.S. baseball. It was screamed when the…

Jump for joy! Baseball season begins…
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Jump for joy! Baseball season begins…

AFP - March 31, 2014

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Nicaraguan shortstop Everth Cabrera, center, of the San Diego Padres celebrates next with Yasmani Grandal after scoring during the eighth inning of a…