Sport: El Beisbol

In Venezuela, the baseball fans express themselves in fiery terms: hundreds of candles twinkle in the stands when they are happy, bonfires rage in the concrete bleachers when they are mad. In the Dominican Republic, they swarm onto the field in such purposeful rage that offending umpires have fled in the police paddy wagon. In Cuba, they salute a good play by spraying spectators across the diamond with a fusillade of Roman candles.

In fact, no other baseball fan in the world celebrates his sport with the bellowing fervor of the Caribbean aficionado. He...

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