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It's a little early to talk baseball ? at least in the US ? but not in the country we want you to name for the Geo Quiz. We're looking for a South American nation that is a top source of talent for Major League Baseball.

It's a little early to talk baseball ? at least in the US ? but not in the country we want you to name for the Geo Quiz. We're looking for a South American nation that is a top source of talent for Major League Baseball.

It's leader has been known to pitch some mean rhetorical knuckleballs at the US but when it comes to baseball, the two countries have a lot in common. This week, major leaguers from this country are hustling to get their visas renewed at the US Embassy in time for spring training.

One of those needing renewal is Carlos Gonsalez, the reigning National League batting champion. So, which country is he from?
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The answer is Venezuela, a country that ranks only behind the US and the Dominican Republic in supplying talent to the Major Leagues. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with BBC correspondent Sarah Grainger as Venezuela's Winter season wraps up and players begin to head for the US Embassy in Caracas to renew their visas in time for spring training in the US.