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Home and Away: American Ballplayers Are Flooding the Mexican League

A recent rule change allows American-born players to go pro in Mexico—and they’re fielding a familiar backlash

MManny Barreda is the last to arrive when he pulls his Mustang into the players’ lot a bit after 5 p.m. on a warm July night. He left his downtown San Diego apartment…




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An LA-based journalist, with writing in Wired, Medium and New York Magazine.

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