COVID-19 boredom, and the fact that I miss baseball, took me on a path to this particular documentary film that exposed the interesting relationship between hopeful 16-year-old players in the Dominican Republic and their dreams of playing in MLB. The film intimates that the Orioles were on the fast track to sign Miguel Sano, for $5M US dollars, but perhaps another MLB franchise (PIT) muddied the waters about Sano's actual age.
The film shows just how desperate how many DR families are for their teen-aged sons to sign with MLB teams, and what they will go through to celebrate on July 2nd, which at that time, was signing day.
Did the O's miss out on Sano?:
Or, were they better off?
Kidnapping? : https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/twins-miguel-sano-says-hes-being-blackmailed-with-kidnapping-accusation/
I’m sorry it wasn’t clear for you. Yes it means that a player with less raw ability compensates. After all would you rather have someone who is a genius when he tries hard but frequently doesn’t? Or someone who is average at best, but is always doing his best and is therefore always average?
Have you really never heard that before? “He gives 100% of his 40%”? Well, that’s what it means.
It's ridiculous but look in the lens of what is happening in society right now. We've gone beyond taking down confederate civil war statues and are going after other statues for racist things that the founding founders did (such as owning slaves) as well as Christopher Columbus.
I figured the Cowboys and Rangers would join the Braves, Chiefs and Indians on the chopping block. Cowboys worked the "free" land as westward expansion happened. Rangers helped round up and kill countless Natives. Changing the Washington team name is going to cause quite a ripple effect through sports names.