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The BBC headline (above) describes Miguel Cabrera's triple crown in just about the most British way possible. Despite Venezuelans playing in Major League Baseball since 1939, and Venezuela's finishing ahead of the U.S. in the last World Baseball Classic, Cabrera still gets treated like a gold-medaling Jamaican bobsledder.

Even the article's kicker plays up the non-existent ethnic angle:

He is the first Latin American to take the honour, and his success was widely reported in his baseball-mad home country of Venezuela.


Yes I hear the natives there are positively enfevered by the Yankee game of base ball!


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