Links: Coming to America, Life and Death, and Off-Day Fun

LinkComing to America
In the Houston Chronicle, Jose de Jesus Ortiz takes an in-depth look at the Astros’ English and literacy program for their Latin American players.


Life and Death
In Newsday, Anthony Rieber checks in with Las Vegas 51s Pitching Coach Frank Viola who lost both parents in a 26-day span in February and March.  Of going to work and the ballpark, Viola said,

“This is my home away from home. It always has been. If there was ever a time where I just needed relief or release of something, it was the ballpark. This has been the saving grace for me over the last month.”

RHP Greg Peavey and his wife Ashley welcomed a son, Graydon Maddox Peavey.


What did the Mets minor leaguers do on their off-day? Same stuff you’d want to do if you went to Florida: had breakfast with friends, golfed, went to the beach, got out on the boat, and swam with dolphins.

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