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A person would have to be deaf, mute, and blind to not know that this is the winter league baseball season in the Dominican Republic. It is what is happening for the baseball-crazy people of this country.

As it so happens, this year’s tournament is very competitive and features many MLB stars, as well as well-known fixtures from years past. As proof of this, the Escogido team just signed Aaron Hicks, an outfielder for the New York Yankees. He will probably face Kutter Crawford, a Boston Red Sox pitcher who is on the 40-man roster who pitches for the Estrellas Orientales. That is how this year is going.

As a result, the stadiums are seeing very high attendance. Games between major rivalries (Aguilas-Licey; Licey-Escogido; Estrellas – Toros for example) are seeing the grandstands packed with fans.

But the Ministry of Public Health, which had reached an...

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