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Fenway
01-17-2006, 12:46 PM
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Alex Rodriguez (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=5275) was among 60 players on the Dominican Republic's preliminary roster for the World Baseball Classic but it wasn't immediately clear whether he would play.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/worldclassic2006/news/story?id=2295141

Baby Fisk
01-17-2006, 12:54 PM
Lots of speculation (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=64704), little confirmation about A-Rod.

Fenway
01-17-2006, 01:01 PM
Lots of speculation (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=64704), little confirmation about A-Rod.

another roster announced and finally it is coming out that the Yankees are blocking their players from playing

San Juan, Puerto Rico All-star catcher Ivan Rodriguez and three of his Major League Baseball contemporaries led Puerto Rico's 60-man roster for the World Baseball Classic announced Monday, a pool which includes 38 players from the U.S. majors

Missing from the lineup were New York Yankees Jorge Posada, whose team didn't allow him to play, and third baseman Mike Lowell, who recently joined the Boston Red Sox and wanted to focus on preparing for the 2006 season with his club.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060117.wprico17/BNStory/Sports
Team Canada looks weak if that can't get Gagne
Canada is still pursuing pitchers Ryan Dempster of the Chicago Cubs, Oakland righty Rich Harden and Dodgers closer Eric Gagne

http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/wbc/article.jsp?content=011406_a

DenverSock
01-17-2006, 01:01 PM
A-rod has both said he would play and not play; play for the U.S. and DR. Who Knows-Quien Sabe?

Baby Fisk
01-17-2006, 01:03 PM
A-rod has both said he would play and not play; play for the U.S. and DR. Who Knows-Quien Sabe?
He just wants to be loved. :whiner:

DenverSock
01-17-2006, 01:06 PM
He just wants to be loved. :whiner:

Or is worried about endorsements, public image with hispanic vs. non-hispanic fans,etc. Once again, Quien Sabe? And: do we care.

Flight #24
01-17-2006, 01:10 PM
A-rod has both said he would play and not play; play for the U.S. and DR. Who Knows-Quien Sabe?

Maybe he's angling for a role like "all-time QB" in pickup football?

HotelWhiteSox
01-17-2006, 05:19 PM
LOL, I usually don't rip ARod, but this is too easy. In an effort to not upset anybody, Alex Rodriguez will now play for both the Dominican Republic and the United States at the same time :wink:

ilsox7
01-17-2006, 05:32 PM
LOL, I usually don't rip ARod, but this is too easy. In an effort to not upset anybody, Alex Rodriguez will now play for both the Dominican Republic and the United States at the same time :wink:

Under the rules of the WBC, I would not at all be surprised if he could actually do that.

Ventura Fan 23
01-17-2006, 06:41 PM
Uribe is on there too.

1951Campbell
01-17-2006, 11:04 PM
Maybe he's angling for a role like "all-time QB" in pickup football?

:roflmao: