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A-Rod switching sides for next WBC

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Dec 06, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Turns out David Ortiz was exactly correct. Alex Rodriguez has decided to play for the Dominican Republic in the upcoming WBC.

Rodriguez played for the United States in the 2006 WBC after changing his mind several times. “I am 100 percent sure that I will play for the Dominican Republic team,” he said while attending a charity golf tournament hosted by Ortiz. “This time, there will be no doubts and it is a dream of my mom’s that I intend to fulfill.”

Rodriguez was born in New York. But under the liberal nationality rules of the tournament, a player is allowed to play for the country his parents or even one grandparent is from. Rodriguez’s parents are Dominican.

This is good news for David Wright or Evan Longoria.

And good for Mom Rodriguez that her dream is finally fulfilled. After all, the WBC has been around since way back in 2006.




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