Thursday, May 5, 2016
AROLDIS CHAPMAN IS MR. "TEAM USA"
Nice little nugget from Cuban Aroldis Chapman. He wants to play for Team USA. Gotta love this stuff.
According to ESPN, "Aroldis Chapman has no concerns about being banned from the Cuban National Team in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
And that's because the embattled Yankees closer has another uniform in mind, that of Team USA.... Cuba will maintain its ban on baseball players who defected the country and will not allow them to play with the national team in the 2017 WBC, excluding not only Chapman, but also stars such as Yasiel Puig, José Abreu, Yoenis Céspedes and Kendrys Morales....
Chapman replied: 'I am a U.S. citizen; I can play for Team USA.' and said he would welcome a call from Team USA manager Jim Leyland."
Chapman became an American citizen on March 29th this year.
I hope Leyland gives him a call. I'd like him on Team USA.
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