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American baseball players thriving in Venezuela
The Associated Press
2013-12-29

In this Dec. 4, 2013 photo, Leones of Caracas mascot, center, jokes with fans of the rivals Magallanes of Valencia prior to their baseball game at Estadio Universitario in Caracas, Venezuela. For players accustomed to the small crowds of minor league stadiums back home, the frequently sold out Estadio Universitario in Caracas can be daunting. Abundant servings of rum and whiskey and a nerve-rattling cacophony of samba drums pump up the 25,000 screaming fans who hang on every pitch. "It's Friday night football every game, all the game," said Jamie Romak, a 28-year-old outfielder for La Guaira who played for the St. Louis Cardinal's AAA team in Memphis, Tennessee. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

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