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Jones is a hero in his homeland

Originally Published: August 24, 2005
By Wayne Drehs | ESPN.com

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- When it comes to Little League baseball, when it comes to forecasting the on-field fortunes of hyper, erratic, 11- and 12-year-old boys, the people from the tiny island of Curacao repeat one of baseball's eternal truths.

The ball is round.

They say it anywhere, at any time, in any one of the four languages they speak -- just as a reminder that anything can happen.

"You never know," said Zora Seferina, the mother of Curacao Little Leaguer Darren Seferina. ...

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