Islands magazine just released an article entitled Going Deep: Baseball in the Dominican Republic. Also, see the photo gallery associated with the article on baseball in the Dominican Republic. It is the typical story one sees about baseball in the Dominican Republic...kids start young, they play often with hand crafted equipment, and they play as long as they can.
The article does have some nice anecdotes about playing baseball in the north of the country. The author does a good job of explaining how the game is 'the game is at the dinner table, in the parking lot, on the beach, and [even in the] bartender’s hair.' The article ends as the author plays a makeshift game with 25 other teens and adults, Dominicans and and some foreigners.
Dominicans play the game of baseball anywhere, anytime, and from birth until they can no longer do it.
|Baseball in the Dominican Republic featured in March 2012 issue of Islands|