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John Sever talks during brunch at the home of Beverly Fanning. Fanning has 8 players staying with her during the Pirates' season.
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Billy Roth, left, and Jon Sandfort photobomb Beverly Fanning on Friday. Fanning is housing eight Bristol Pirates this season.
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Beverly Fanning walks to her guest house where several Bristol Pirates are staying during the 2014 season. Fanning has a total of eight players she is housing.
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John Sever serves up some gravy and biscuits with Beverly Fanning on Friday. Fanning has eight Bristol Pirates living with her during the season this year.
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Billy Roth (left) jokes around with Jon Sandfort during brunch with the other players staying with Beverly Fanning.
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Adrian Grullon talks about what he and the other players do following games and practice at their hosting home of Beverly Fanning. Grullon and 7 others are staying with Fanning.
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Miguel Ferreras spends time on his laptop contacting his family and girlfriend in the Dominican Republic during off time.
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John Sever (left) and Jon Sandfort play pool at the house of Beverly Fanning on Friday. Fanning is hosting eight players from the Bristol Pirates this season.
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Beverly Fanning (center) is housing some of the Bristol Pirates players for the first year.
Posted: Saturday, July 5, 2014 10:00 pm
Updated: 11:27 pm, Thu Jul 10, 2014.
BRISTOL, Va. — The second baseman was writhing in pain on the field and Traci Robinson’s heart sank. The injured young man, a Dominican Republic native playing for the Bristol Pirates, had suffered a horrific leg injury and Traci’s motherly instinct kicked in.
Ulises Montilla has no blood or marriage relation to the Robinson family. If fact, the two had met each other just days earlier as part of the Pirates’ family housing program. That didn’t matter to Tracy. Her adopted Pirate was hurt, away from home and she wanted to do anything to comfort him.
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Saturday, July 5, 2014 10:00 pm.
Updated: 11:27 pm.