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SHADOW GAMES: Baseball on the Other Side

Winter is comfortably settled into the Bronx. So Javier piled on layers before heading down five flights to Walton Avenue and then over to the Grand Concourse for breakfast.

“I can take the cold,” Javier said, “but nothing can beat the boredom.”

The only hint of Opening Day in the neighborhood is the buzz of construction at the new Stadium.

“Maybe baseball seems so far away because we’re moving,” Javier reasoned. “I still think about games at the old place. I’ll get used to the new Stadium, but it will take some time.”

Javier snapped up his collar and tugged down his hat to keep off the cold.

“There is a lot more winter and even more boredom ahead,” he said. “But I’ll get through because there’s baseball on the other side.”

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1 Raf   ~  Nov 24, 2008 11:08 am

ESPN Deportes helps a bit; they're broadcasting games from the Caribbean Leagues every so often.

2 Joe L.   ~  Nov 24, 2008 4:26 pm

Baseball does seem like a long way off…

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