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Larry Brown Sports:
The town of San Francisco de Macoris in the Dominican Republic lacks adequate public safety equipment for it’s more than 240,000 residents. Fortunately for the people in the town, one of their own is a Major League Baseball player with a big heart.
According to the Star-Telegram, Ranger slugger Nelson Cruz recently purchased an all-terrain vehicle that he will be donating to his hometown to boost their public safety resources. San Francisco de Macoris has very few ambulances and no rugged pumper truck for their fire department, which inspired Cruz to make the donation.
“In my hometown we don’t have ambulances or firetrucks, so I decided to buy one,” Cruz explained. “It was yellow, so we had to paint it red.”
The American Medical Response, which provides ambulance service in Arlington, has also decided to help the cause by donating two ambulances. The dealership in Minnesota where Cruz is purchasing the firetruck from is also sending along hand tools, hoses and nozzles.
“It was defin...
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Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton is back in the lineup after missing five-and-a-half games from what was initially called a sinus infection and subsequent vision problems.
However, according to Richard Durrett of ESPN, Hamilton "has ocular keratitis, which is blurred vision from to much caffeine and sports drinks."
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Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton was able to rejoin
his club last night for the start of their series against the Oakland Athletics.
Prior to the contest, the Rangers announced that Hamilton’s recent absence due
to blurred vision was the result of “too much caffeine and sports drinks,”
reports Richard Durrett of ESPNDallas.com:
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Josh Hamilton was back in the lineup for the Rangers on Monday night against the A’s after missing five games due to vision problems and balance issues. Most people refer to this mysterious condition as vertigo, and it can sometimes come and go without explanation. In Hamilton’s case, the Rangers say an optometrist believes his condition, specifically called ocular keratitis...
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