The recent earthquake in Haiti is heartbreaking. The devastation is difficult to accept and comprehend.
I went to high school with many Haitian kids and two things stand out. They loved soccer and hated snow.
I've often wondered how a country that shares an island with the Dominican Republic could produce so few baseball players.
Through the 2009 season, 493 major leaguers were born in the Dominican Republic. Not one major leaguer has been born in Haiti.
Another interesting thing about Haiti is that for many years baseballs were made there. Unfortuately, political unrest in Haiti in the late 1980's prompted baseball to move its production of baseballs to Costa Rica.
Thoughts and prayers to the people Haiti during this tragic time.