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Clearly, MLB has not been the best actor in dealing with Latin baseball throughout history and needs to own responsibility for that. They also need to embrace Dominican culture and understand the difference between player development in both countries. The author deserves credit for telling stories that recount this and for bringing it to light. He lost me, though, when he went so far as to justify cheating (steroids and age falsifying) as things that one has to understand through cultural norms. Not saying that I don't understand how these things happen, but the author went too far in justifying and placating that type of behavior. His passion to protect Dominican culture and baseball is to be commended, but ultimately seemed like a biased apologist which takes away from the valid and strong points he otherwise makes.
I had to end the book a few pages short because the "preachiness" became too strong, but I still did get valuable information and perspective that results in an overall 3 stars.
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