La mesa de luz

Historia de una pelota de baseball

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Baseballs are pictured at the Rawlings factory in in Turrialba, Costa Rica March 3, 2010. The average baseball is only used for a few pitches in the U.S. Major Leagues, but for the Costa Ricans who make them each ball is the result of hours of painstaking stitching by hand. Picture taken March 3, 2010. To match Reuters Life! COSTARICA-BASEBALLS/    REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate (COSTA RICA - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS SOCIETY)
Ha llegado este reportaje de la agencia Reuters a nuestra línea de las agencias mostrando todo el proceso de fabricación de las pelotas de baseball que se utilizarán en la próxima temporada de la Major League de Baseball que comienza dentro de 25 días. Este es el típico tema que nunca publicaremos ya que este deporte no tiene muchos seguidores en España. Pero seguro que disfrutarán de estas fotos los lectores de america latina. Os muestro todas las fotos que han enviado, un buen ejemplo de como debe realizarse y documentarse un reportaje de prensa de este tipo.

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A worker cuts cowhide, used to make baseballs at the Rawlings factory in Turrialba, Costa Rica March 3, 2010. The average baseball is only used for a few pitches in the U.S. Major Leagues, but for the Costa Ricans who make them each ball is the result of hours of painstaking stitching by hand. Picture taken March 3, 2010. To match Reuters Life! COSTARICA-BASEBALLS/   REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate (COSTA RICA - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS SOCIETY)
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A worker weighs cowhide, used to make baseballs at the Rawlings factory in Turrialba, Costa Rica March 3, 2010. The average baseball is only used for a few pitches in the U.S. Major Leagues, but for the Costa Ricans who make them each ball is the result of hours of painstaking stitching by hand. Picture taken March 3, 2010. To match Reuters Life! COSTARICA-BASEBALLS/   REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate (COSTA RICA - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS SOCIETY)
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Rawlings employees sew baseballs for use at the 2010 Major League Baseball tournament at a factory in Turrialba, Costa Rica March 3, 2010. The average baseball is only used for a few pitches in the U.S. Major Leagues, but for the Costa Ricans who make them each ball is the result of hours of painstaking stitching by hand. Picture taken March 3, 2010. To match Reuters Life! COSTARICA- S/  REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate (COSTA RICA - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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A baseball pictured without the cowhide is seen at the Rawlings factory in Turrialba, Costa Rica March 3, 2010. The average baseball is only used for a few pitches in the U.S. Major Leagues, but for the Costa Ricans who make them each ball is the result of hours of painstaking stitching by hand. Picture taken March 3, 2010. To match Reuters Life! COSTARICA-BASEBALLS/ REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate (COSTA RICA - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS SOCIETY)
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A Rawlings employee sews baseballs for use at the 2010 Major League Baseball tournament at a factory in Turrialba, Costa Rica March 3, 2010. The average baseball is only used for a few pitches in the U.S. Major Leagues, but for the Costa Ricans who make them each ball is the result of hours of painstaking stitching by hand. Picture taken March 3, 2010. To match Reuters Life! COSTARICA-BASEBALLS/ REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate (COSTA RICA - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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A Rawlings employee sews baseballs for use at the 2010 Major League Baseball tournament at a factory in Turrialba, Costa Rica March 3, 2010. The average baseball is only used for a few pitches in the U.S. Major Leagues, but for the Costa Ricans who make them each ball is the result of hours of painstaking stitching by hand. Picture taken March 3, 2010. To match Reuters Life! COSTARICA-BASEBALLS/ REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate (COSTA RICA - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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A Rawlings employee sews baseballs for use at the 2010 Major League Baseball tournament at a factory in Turrialba, Costa Rica March 3, 2010. The average baseball is only used for a few pitches in the U.S. Major Leagues, but for the Costa Ricans who make them each ball is the result of hours of painstaking stitching by hand. Picture taken March 3, 2010. To match Reuters Life! COSTARICA-BASEBALLS/ REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate (COSTA RICA - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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A Rawlings employee sews baseballs for use at the 2010 Major League Baseball tournament at a factory in Turrialba, Costa Rica March 3, 2010. The average baseball is only used for a few pitches in the U.S. Major Leagues, but for the Costa Ricans who make them each ball is the result of hours of painstaking stitching by hand. Picture taken March 3, 2010. To match Reuters Life! COSTARICA-BASEBALLS/ REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate (COSTA RICA - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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A Rawlings employee sews baseballs for use at the 2010 Major League Baseball tournament at a factory in Turrialba, Costa Rica March 3, 2010. The average baseball is only used for a few pitches in the U.S. Major Leagues, but for the Costa Ricans who make them each ball is the result of hours of painstaking stitching by hand. Picture taken March 3, 2010. To match Reuters Life! COSTARICA-BASEBALLS/ REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate (COSTA RICA - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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A Rawlings employee sews baseballs for use at the 2010 Major League Baseball tournament at a factory in Turrialba, Costa Rica March 3, 2010. The average baseball is only used for a few pitches in the U.S. Major Leagues, but for the Costa Ricans who make them each ball is the result of hours of painstaking stitching by hand. Picture taken March 3, 2010. To match Reuters Life! COSTARICA-BASEBALLS/ REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate (COSTA RICA - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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A Rawlings employee sews baseballs for use at the 2010 Major League Baseball tournament at a factory in Turrialba, Costa Rica March 3, 2010. The average baseball is only used for a few pitches in the U.S. Major Leagues, but for the Costa Ricans who make them each ball is the result of hours of painstaking stitching by hand. Picture taken March 3, 2010. To match Reuters Life! COSTARICA- S/  REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate (COSTA RICA - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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Materials used to craft major league baseballs is displayed at the Rawlings factory in Turrialba, Costa Rica March 3, 2010. The average baseball is only used for a few pitches in the U.S. Major Leagues, but for the Costa Ricans who make them each ball is the result of hours of painstaking stitching by hand. Picture taken March 3, 2010. To match Reuters Life! COSTARICA-BASEBALLS/   REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate (COSTA RICA - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS SOCIETY)
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A worker selects baseballs for use at the 2010 Major League Baseball tournament at the Rawlings factory in Turrialba, Costa Rica March 3, 2010. The average baseball is only used for a few pitches in the U.S. Major Leagues, but for the Costa Ricans who make them each ball is the result of hours of painstaking stitching by hand. Picture taken March 3, 2010. To match Reuters Life! COSTARICA-BASEBALLS/ REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate (COSTA RICA - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS SOCIETY)
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A worker measures a baseball for use at the 2010 Major League Baseball tournament at the Rawlings factory in Turrialba, Costa Rica March 3, 2010. The average baseball is only used for a few pitches in the U.S. Major Leagues, but for the Costa Ricans who make them each ball is the result of hours of painstaking stitching by hand. Picture taken March 3, 2010. To match Reuters Life! COSTARICA-BASEBALLS/ REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate (COSTA RICA - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS SOCIETY)
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A worker selects baseballs for use at the 2010 Major League Baseball tournament at the Rawlings factory in Turrialba, Costa Rica March 3, 2010. The average baseball is only used for a few pitches in the U.S. Major Leagues, but for the Costa Ricans who make them each ball is the result of hours of painstaking stitching by hand. Picture taken March 3, 2010. To match Reuters Life! COSTARICA-BASEBALLS/ REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate (COSTA RICA - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS SOCIETY)
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A worker selects baseballs for use at the 2010 Major League Baseball tournament at the Rawlings factory in Turrialba, Costa Rica March 3, 2010. The average baseball is only used for a few pitches in the U.S. Major Leagues, but for the Costa Ricans who make them each ball is the result of hours of painstaking stitching by hand. Picture taken March 3, 2010. To match Reuters Life! COSTARICA-BASEBALLS/ REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate (COSTA RICA - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS SOCIETY)
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A worker tests baseballs for use at the 2010 Major League Baseball tournament at the Rawlings factory in Turrialba, Costa Rica March 3, 2010. The average baseball is only used for a few pitches in the U.S. Major Leagues, but for the Costa Ricans who make them each ball is the result of hours of painstaking stitching by hand. Picture taken March 3, 2010. To match Reuters Life! COSTARICA-BASEBALLS/ REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate (COSTA RICA - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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A baseball ready for export is pictured at the Rawlings factory in Turrialba, Costa Rica March 3, 2010. The average baseball is only used for a few pitches in the U.S. Major Leagues, but for the Costa Ricans who make them each ball is the result of hours of painstaking stitching by hand. Picture taken March 3, 2010. To match Reuters Life! COSTARICA-BASEBALLS/  REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate (COSTA RICA - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS SOCIETY)