"#Baseball is beginning again in America, with players gathering at spring training sites in Florida and Arizona. But in the Dominican Republic, the sport never really stops. It is a year-round religion, a potential ticket out of poverty, and the result is that the country produces more major leaguers than any other nation on Earth, with the obvious exception of the United States. The photographer @mhansonphoto captured this father teaching his son a proper batting stance in their front yard near Cabarate, Dominican Republic in June of 2011. Visit the link in our profile to see more photos from @mhansonphoto and to read the @nytimessports article about how baseball is stitched into life's fabric in the Dominican Republic. #⚾" By nytimes on Instagram.
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