The tragic death of Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura, and the visit of his teammates at his funeral in the Dominican Republic earlier this year, drew attention to the Caribbean nation. How did one small country come to have such an outsized connection to U.S. baseball?
Plus, you might believe in the apocalypse, but are you preparing for it? We hear from a few who are -- "preppers" with vastly different world views.
- Rob Ruck, history professor, University of Pittsburgh, author, The Tropic of Baseball: Baseball in the Dominican Republic
- Jennifer Taylor, sales representative at a local survival supply store
- Dan Chiras, founder, director, The Evergreen Institute: Center for Renewable Energy and Green Building