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World Cup of Softball: Brazil’s Roseanna Portiolli plays translator for coach

Roseanna Portiolli doesn’t see much time on the field for Team Brazil, but she’s been a vital part of every game, helping translate for her coach when substitutions are made or umpire’s calls warrant an argument.

BY RJ YOUNG Modified: June 28, 2012 at 12:00 am •  Published: June 29, 2012

Brazil’s Roseanna Portiolli spent more time at home plate than any other Brazilian softball player. But she did not play one inning or have one at-bat during Brazil’s game against Puerto Rico to open the 2012 World Cup of Softball.

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