Roots run deep

Yasmani Grandal and Yonder Alonso have a lot more in common than just baseball

Updated: March 10, 2012, 12:23 PM ET
By Jorge Arangure Jr. | ESPN The Magazine

PEORIA, Ariz. -- On certain days, when the stars align, two sets of families will meet by chance at a local grocery store in Miami or perhaps at a college baseball game.

And when they meet, they speak about a certain bond that very few families can share.

Years ago these encounters between the two families may have taken place in Cuba at a corner store and they may have involved topics that were quite different: the struggle of everyday life and the difficulty ...

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