All Things Bubba

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Edwar DFA'd

Edwar Ramirez has been DFA'd to make room for Chan Ho Park. Can't say I'm surprised. It was hard not root for skinny little Edwar, but he needed more than that Bugs Bunny changeup to cut it in the big leagues. I would guess that he can choose free agency, but there's probably a good chance he ends up in Scranton.

And congrats, Canada. Can't say I'm too upset to see them win hockey gold. They're the host country, and hockey just means so much more to them. Plus, it's kinda hard to hate Canada. :-)

USA Today has an interesting article about how baseball players are viewing Olympics hockey.

New York Yankees Rule 5 draft pick Jamie Hoffmann, aiming to nab the final outfield spot on their roster, actually played against Team USA members David Backes and Joe Pavelski in the USHL, the top juniors league. Oddly enough, his hockey-happy, remote hometown of New Ulm, Minn. has produced six major-leaguers, but no NHL-ers.

Not so much for Jason Bay, the newly-signed Mets star. His town of Trail, B.C. -- population 7,237 -- has produced the most NHL players per capita, according to the Newark Star-Ledger. All-Stars Adam Deadmarsh and Ray Ferraro, among others, hail from Trail.

Speaking of Jason Bay...he was not on his high school baseball team. He was on the curling team instead. Only in Canada.

posted by BubbaFan, 8:16 PM


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