The Unlikely International Ambassador of Baseball

Travel Blog  •  Jim Benning  •  05.04.06 | 11:18 PM ET


Kelsey Timmerman is not the first to write about travel and baseball in Latin America—the sport often pops up in stories about Cuba and the Dominican Republic, among other countries—but his essay in the Christian Science Monitor is the first I’ve seen about baseball on the small Honduran island of Kokota. That’s where, on a recent visit, he tried to teach a group of villagers how to play the game—a game, he admits, he never did like to play. As he writes near the top of the story, “I speak a little Spanish; most of the villagers do not. They speak Miskito. Let the charades begin.”

1 Comment for The Unlikely International Ambassador of Baseball

Soreyda Benedit Begley 07.06.07 | 9:16 AM ET

Is always a pleasure for me to hear of people who have been to Honduras, I grew up in Batalla, a Garifuna comiunity in the mosquitia area. I will like to ask you to share your pictures from the area if is posible. I will deeply apreciate it.
Best wishes,

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