Posted Feb 18, 2012 @ 6:57 PM
God bless Gary Carter - he also won the MVP award at the 1981 (?) All-Star Game, held right here in Cleveland. What a class act, but I knew it was just a matter of time when his daughter made the statement to the press a few weeks ago that things looked bleak.
Speaking of class acts, I tip my cap to Tim Wakefield. I must admit that I HATE the Boston teams - the Red Sox, Celtics, and the New England Patriots (mainly because they beat my Cleveland teams almost all the time). That said, I've always had a lot of respect for Mr. Wakefield. God bless him in his future endeavors.
As for the pitcher formerly known as Fausto Carmona - I didn't know whether to laugh or shake my head when I heard the news, so I did both. Pitchers and catchers are now reporting to spring training, and who knows when he'll be able to get a visa to leave the DR. Yet another issue, along with steroids, that MLB has looked the other way on. With this identity controversy happening to two teams in just a few months' time, it should be examined but I think we can count on Selig to do absolutely nothing.
Anyway, it will be interesting to see what happens to "Fausto" this season. The whole thing is already like a soap opera; I can't imagine the twists and turns that will happen once the season is officially under way!!