Remember when Alex Rodriguez couldn’t decide whether he was American or Dominican before the last World Baseball Classic? He ended up playing for the United States after much drama.
Guess what? Now he’s a Dominican.
David Ortiz told Gordon Edes of Yahoo! Sports that Rodriguez said he plans to play for the Dominican Team.
Prediction: Between now and the start of the WBC, he’ll change his mind several more times (as he did in 2006) if only to keep the story going.
For the record, Alex was born in New York City in 1975. But under the loose rules of the WBC, a player is free to pick his team based on the ethnicity of his parents or even his grandparents.
UPDATE, 9:32 p.m.: Jeff Passan has a good take on the situation.
Austin Jackson, who is American, was named to the Arizona Fall League’s Top Prospects team despite hitting .246.