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A world of his own

Aroldis Chapman lives the American dream, but pines for the life he left in Cuba

Originally Published: February 7, 2014
By Eli Saslow | ESPN The Magazine

IT IS WELL past noon in the mansion they call the American Dream House, and the owner has yet to wake up. Half a dozen friends and relatives sit under an imported Italian chandelier in the living room, watching the hours pass on a silver-plated clock, waiting for Aroldis Chapman to come downstairs. House rules dictate that nobody disturbs him; it is Chapman's $30 million contract that paid for this house, and it is his singular left arm that brought his family from a coastal province ...

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