Venezuela’s food crisis takes a toll on baseball talent pool
01 September 2017 | 3:22 pm
Amid rising food shortages, Venezuela's baseball talent pool is shrinking because many players from poor families are not getting the nourishment needed to propel them into U.S. professional baseball.
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