Major League Baseball's division series — the five-game competitions between four teams from the American League and another four from the National League — got underway Thursday. The St. Louis Cardinals are in again, as they have been every year this decade — and that means St. Louis is as excited as ever.
No smell of hot dogs and no plastic cups filled with flat beer — that was Camden Yards today. But while it's almost unheard of in the United States, teams in Europe and elsewhere are no strangers to playing games behind closed doors.
It's hard to be a Toronto Blue Jays fan, and now it's even harder just to get in the stadium to watch a game. In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, Major League Baseball is directing all of its teams, including Toronto, to tighten security at entrances.
Jaime Jarrín grew up in Ecuador, a fan of soccer. When he came to the US, he moved to LA — right about the time the Brooklyn Dodgers moved to town. Through perseverance, he got a spot broadcasting the team's games in Spanish — a gig he's held since.
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