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LOVELY DAY FOR A GUINNESS AND BASEBALL?
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THE IRISH HAVE ONLY BEEN PLAYING SINCE THE EARLY 1990s AND YOU NEED A GUINNESS TO WATCH THE ERRORS

Can baseball cast its spell on the luck of the Irish? Possibly. The sport is only more than a decade old here but more and more teams are sprouting up. Former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Peter O'Malley donated money to build ball fields in North Dublin where a small group of boisterous Cuban immigrants also play.

 

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FORMER LA DODGERS OWNER PETER O'MALLEY HAS A ROCK
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O'MALLEY HELPED PAY FOR A FIELD OF DREAMS IN NORTH DUBLIN; THIS IRISHMAN'S T-SHIRT'S A JOKESTER

The Irish play this fascinating game called "hurling," a sort of field hockey meets American football, so the folks here can do more than kick a soccer ball. The Irish national baseball team played an exhibition game at Fenway Park a few years back against a team from Rhode Island, and MLB has donated equipment.

Baseball is also played in other parts of the island, including Cork, plus Kerry and Belfast in Northern Ireland (which are part of the United Kingdom, aka Britain, England). An Irish baseball saying: "Watch your house." It's yelled by teammates to a runner on base, with no one holding the bag, so he doesn't get picked off by a fielder sneaking behind. Then they all go out to a pub and have a Guinness!

LOOKS LIKE SOME FOLKS NEED TO HAVE SOME GUINNESS!
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CUBAN IMMIGRANTS PLAY IN NORTH DUBLIN AND SOMETIMES THEY TANGLE WITH 'DEM IRISH!

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