Miami doping scandal casts pall over Dominican baseball (Reuters)

By at 18 August, 2013, 7:09 am

By Manuel Jimenez BOCA CHICA, Dominican Republic (Reuters) - The crack of bat on ball rings out as lithe young men dart around a baseball field hoping to catch the eye of Major League scouts looking for the next multi-million-dollar prospect. When it comes to talent on the baseball diamond, there is nowhere like the Dominican Republic, which accounts for almost 40 percent of all foreign-born players in the U.S. major leagues. The Caribbean nation is a powerhouse in world baseball, winning the World Classic championship this year. Yet, for all its success, there is a dark side: doping. ...
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