Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Jorge down to the minors and Mexican baseball

Jorge Campillo will start the season, hopefully, in Tacoma. Which is somewhat a good thing, its better than him being released, and it will mean that I might be able to go see him pitch. Easier getting to Tacoma than Seattle.

All this thinking about a Mexican junkballer got me thinking about Mexican baseball in general. Did you know that since the 1950s, the Mexican summer league (there in another, actually higher profile winter league) has been affiliated with MLB as a minor league? I think I knew this, but it puzzles me that a country that hosts a full third of our high level minor teams doesn't have a major league team. Canada at one point at two.

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