Sunday, February 22, 2009

Award Night

Unlike the Olympics, Major League players will be able to compete in the 2009 World Baseball Classic representing their respective countries. It is shaping up to be an amazing tournament that will put the very best ball players on display for the world to see. That being said, I would like to give out some pre-tourney awards as we ready ourselves for this stellar display of baseball talent:

First, to the player who was born in America but continues to speak in fake-broken English and play for the Dominican Republic, Alex Rodriguez.

Second, I would like to award the World Baseball Classic for choosing a time of year when no one is ready to play. March is not baseball season, and eventually they will have to move it to the middle of summer and just take a break in the MLB schedule.

A quick shout out to Japan, the 2006 champs: continue to scream at the pitcher before stepping in the box and use those funky Mizuno batting gloves. I love it.

Congratulations to team USA who seems to have put together an exciting, competitive squad. The roster has a mix of fresh young talent and grizzled vets with the infield alone having 8 All-Stars. Have fun managing those games.

And finally, I would like to award Cuba for compiling a 45-man roster and not including one Major League Baseball player. Good Luck.

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