Bonds on Team USA provides motivation to root against them. I completely abhor the idea of this competition. Pitchers throwing all out in early March has disaster written all over it. Bad enough if a player goes down in spring training to screw up a season, worse if they do it in this competition. Spring Training does serve some purpose in developing clubhouse chemistry as well. Why have teammates competing with each other when it doesn't do any good in trying to win a World Series? George Steinbrenner was correct to oppose this tournament, and I wouldn't blame him if he prohibited his players from competing. Not worth letting some Cuban pitcher, or Pedro Martinez, throw at Jeter. Let Pedro, or the Cuban pitcher, headhunt David Wright instead. And yes, I can definitely see Pedro throwing at a major league teammate in this competition.
(edited by redsoxnation on 1.12.05 2149) Any complaints about the preceding post can be directed at the time traveling aliens who edited it.
Originally posted by ShotGunShepHe also plans on losing forty pounds...
And all of the weight loss will be from his head, oddly enough.
In the real world, WWE believes that no matter what our race, religious creed or ethnic background in America, we all share the common bond of being Americans. American-Arabs are a part of the fabric of America, and they should be embraced by all of us.
Partially relating to what BigDaddyLoco said, there was a great letter in the Toronto Star the other day complaining about this story and asking if the sports department at the Star "accurately reflects Toronto's diversity." Hee hee.