D.R. on the verge of history

Dominicans must defeat Puerto Rico to become first team to run the table at WBC

Originally Published: March 18, 2013
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

SAN FRANCISCO --  Time to up your game, Rally Squirrel. You, too, Rally Monkey. And better adjust those bills, you Rally Caps. Thanks to Fernando Rodney, you all have new competition. The Rally Plantain.

Plantains are a staple at Dominican Republic tables and they might now be a dugout staple as well. During player introductions before Monday's semifinal game against the Netherlands, Rodney pulled a giant plantain from his belt (fill in your own punch line) and showed it to the crowd. ...

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