Villa Mella

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This is the village at the gate of the St. Louis Cardinals camp. The locals played dominoes, cook sphagetti dinner and sold food by the side of the road. They have no running water inside their homes. Cooking is done outside on a fire. ..The Saint Louis Cardinals maintain a baseball training camp in the Dominican Republic near  Villa Mella, just outside the capital. The players from all around Latin American are playing for a chance to go to Spring Training in Jupiter, Florida. They range in age from 16-22yrs old.