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By Orrin G. Hatch
Procedural changes impede the chamber's traditional deliberative function
Topic - Luis Aparicio
Even before Miguel Cabrera made the major leagues, coaches and scouts in Venezuela were predicting he would be a big star.
On a ragged baseball diamond in Maracay, Venezuela, its grass tall and infield dirt pockmarked, nearly 200 boys practice for hours every day. Many of them are inspired by the example of Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera, who learned the game on this very field.
"I think Miguel is a natural candidate for the Hall of Fame. He's an exceptional player and very young," Aparicio said in a telephone interview. "If he stays healthy and away from problems, I'm sure he's going to achieve it."
"I don't talk about injuries," he said. "It's just I think talking about injuries is just making an excuse for yourself. You either play or you don't."