Kill the Ámpaya!

      Dick Cluster

Kill the Ámpaya!

"If baseball is really a metaphor for life, then Kill the Ámpaya — Dick Cluster's wonderful collection of Latin American baseball stories — is an astonishing record of its beauty and coarseness, redemption and tragedy. You don't have to be a baseball fan to appreciate these stories, each one hinged on baseball directly or indirectly, and delight in this reading."—Achy Obejas, author of The Tower of Antilles and Other Stories

"These are stories we have lived. . . Some are funny, some cruel or violent, but in the end they are part of our culture that makes us act the way we do. They make me think of the millions of stories that got lost behind us." —Omar Vizquel, from Venezuela, one of baseball's all-time best fielding shortstops who played for the Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox, and Toronto Blue Jays.

"Baseball is in the soul of millions in Puerto Rico and the other...

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