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The uncle of Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera, Jose Torres, watches a practice at the baseball filed where Cabrera learned to play, in Maracay, Venezuela, Friday, March 28, 2014. Unlike many Latin American countries, where soccer is king, baseball is the national obsession in Venezuela, cutting across classes and political ideologies. Cabrera was born into a family particularly wrapped up in the sport. His uncle Jose played professionally with the local Tigres de Aragua team, and his mother Gregoria was a member of the national softball team for 12 years. (AP Photo/Alejandro Cegarra)