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‘La Tortuga’ Is Here to Save Baseball
Wall Street Journal, by Jared Diamond

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Posted By:StormCnter, 3/7/2019 9:10:02 AM

FORT MYERS, Fla.—It’s no secret that baseball’s grip on the collective imagination of the country has slipped. Football is the national sport now. Basketball is king with the social-media generation. Though America’s pastime isn’t dying, the long-term trend lines are worrisome. But against all odds, there is a player in the Upper Midwest who is capable of healing what ails the game. His name is Willians Astudillo, and he is here to save baseball. Astudillo is a 27-year-old rookie who toiled in the minors for a decade. He might not make the Minnesota Twins’ 25-man roster

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Outline doesn´t offer a photo. However, here is another article, photos and a video.
https://www.baseballprospectus.com/news/article/42650/banjo-hitter-the-legend-of-la-tortuga/

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 3/7/2019 10:18:37 AM     (No. 11926594)

the local Twins fans here ARE looking forward to him playing..

seems to be a nice guy..
can´t do us any harm..

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NYBruin, 3/7/2019 10:46:16 AM     (No. 11926639)

Latin Americans age going to help baseball survive. Just like the Chinese are sustaining classical music

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Reply 3 - Posted by: highlander, 3/7/2019 1:07:37 PM     (No. 11926835)

I remember Fernando Valenzuela was a bit on the tubby side too.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: danvillebill, 3/7/2019 2:58:06 PM     (No. 11926956)

If he goes back to Venezuela to play some winter ball he might shed a few pounds.

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