Friday, January 15, 2016

The Cauldron: For MLB, Spanish-speaking interpreters are long overdue

Have you ever found yourself traveling in a foreign land and clumsily stumbling over every alien syllable in an effort to find the nearest bathroom, restaurant, or landmark? Lucky for us, on most city streets in the world, there likely is someone who speaks English. As a result, we tend to get away with only knowing a few, bare-bones basics of the local dialect.

But what happens when a foreign-born person comes to work in the U.S.? What if that person happens to be a baseball player, from one of any number of Latin American countries? Unlike most technical jobs, where speaking English often is a professional requirement, ballplayers can still excel in their roles without knowing all that much of the language, but being able to communicate with your professional peers certainly makes things easier.

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