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With Orioles' Jonathan Schoop and others, Curacao becoming baseball hotbed
With Orioles' Jonathan Schoop and others, Curacao becoming baseball hotbed

SARASOTA, Fla. — The scene played out on a sun-soaked afternoon at Ed Smith Stadium last week with Orioles manager Buck Showalter watching intently and chuckling. Atlanta Braves budding superstar shortstop Andrelton Simmons was on second base, trying to get the attention of Orioles rookie infielder Jonathan Schoop. Simmons was hoping to mess with the kid, distract him, make him laugh. But Schoop, who had spent several minutes before the game chatting with Simmons, wanted no parts of the potential frivolity. "This guy is trying to engage him and get Jonathan to [mess] around. And Jonathan won't even acknowledge him," Showalter said. "He's looking out at...

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