If you have spent much time in the Dominican Republic you probably know that the dream of almost every young Dominican is to make it to the Majors. Baseball is considered a dream ticket out of poverty in the DR. With that dream comes dedication and practice, just about every little community and town has at least one baseball diamond and usually many more fields marked out for the kids to play on. The results are obvious; Major League baseball is packed with Dominicans that have made it. Some that make it to the Big League look back at their hometown and decide to try to make a difference.

Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz recently made the commitment to help out his community with a “new” fire truck. Well, not really a “new” truck it’s actually an older one which works out better here because it take much less training to operate it. While that may seem like an unusual choice of donation (more…)