July 12, 2005
A "Real World" Series
As Nick pointed out, the Olympics have booted baseball from medal competition. Now, the only real complainant is Tommy Lasorda. But, in the greater scheme of things, that may be more of a hindrance than a help.
Still, international baseball competition should be alive and well. Look at the Little League World Series. Look at the thriving leagues in Japan and Latin America. And the budding major league stars from Korea and Taiwan...
So, as much Bud Selig is the Major League commissioner that everybody loves to hate, the World Baseball Classic is a very good idea.
Posted by Ethan Lindsey at 11:37 PM
I agree with you that Palmeiro, and Kent for that matter, is not the flashiest player to ever put on a uniform. However, you can't take away what he's done over the course of a very long, and productive, career. He's a First Ballot Hall of Famer, as is Kent, and it should be noted that he's never played on a playoff team, or even one that contended for a playoff position. Lesser players; Ryne Sandberg comes to mind, are in the Hall and I would take Raffy's stats, and career, berfore his. Thanks for the comment.
Posted by: Kevin J. O'Leary on July 20, 2005 1:38 AM