If you haven’t seen it yet, I’d encourage you to go take a look at this piece I wrote for the Hardball Times about recent Reds call-up Hernan Iribarren. I was working on this for several weeks before the call-up happened and it includes quotes from Rockies GM Jeff Bridich and Bats manager Delino DeShields. Iribarren is a well-spoken, thoughtful person with a fascinating story.

Also, as a bonus feature, I encourage you to go check out this youtube clip of a baseball-like game called Chapita which Iribarren told me about playing as boy, but which didn’t fit into my story.