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Fenway
09-28-2004, 12:10 PM
First 2 parts of a 5 part series in the Boston Herald on baseball in Latin America and the adjustments made by the players.

Part 1

Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez didn't know what was worse, the loneliness or being so removed from everything familiar that even baseball didn't seem worth it when his legendary story began in 1990 in Rookie-level Great Falls, Mont., a tiny town 4,000 miles from his native Manoguaybo, Dominican Republic. (http://redsox.bostonherald.com/redSox/view.bg?articleid=46261)


Part 2

There is a line that runs through the New York Yankees clubhouse, a philosophical divide upon which neither side can claim a clear mandate. Panamanian Mariano Rivera, the dominant voice among the Latino players in the Yankees clubhouse, believes the first thing all young Latino players need to do in the big leagues -- besides play well enough to stay there -- is to learn English. (http://redsox.bostonherald.com/redSox/view.bg?articleid=46297)