July 29, 2006

QUITE AMERICAN...:

Report: Cuban baseball players defect in Colombia (ESPN.com, 7/28/06)

Two more Cuban baseball players have reportedly defected.

Three days after three Cubans defected to the Dominican Republic, Yulieski Gurriel and Eduardo Paret defected to the Colombian city of Cartagena, the local press reported Friday.

"One of the members of the Cuban team who deserted is star second baseman Yulieski Gourriel, considered as one of the best in the world at his position," The Bogota Times reported Friday. "It appears that his next destination would the New York Yankees.


...that the Yankee farm system depends on importing immigrants.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 29, 2006 10:06 AM
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George Steinbrenner -- Force for freedom and the right to persue the American Dream (George's dream of course being getting the trophy from Bud Selig and Tim McCarver at the end of October).

Posted by: John at July 29, 2006 11:39 AM

Steinbrenner? So why is Yuniesky Betancourt playng for Seattle? You Badsawx fans really need to get over this Freudian Steinbrenner-envy you've developed.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at July 29, 2006 12:25 PM

And to date, how many athletes from across the world have defected to the socialist Paradise of Cuba?

Posted by: obc at July 29, 2006 1:23 PM

Raoul --

The problem for Boston is they probably can't mimic George, because team co-owner Tom Werner would catch no end of grief from his Hollywood pals if they found out the BoSox were not only stealing baseball players from Fiedel, but also in all liklihood importing future Republicans into the United States of America. He'd never work in that town again...

Posted by: John at July 29, 2006 1:29 PM
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