by Scott Fennessy
I personally detest this in reality, because of the way it is set up. The way MLB has allocated players to certain countries (i.e. players born in the Caribbean being allocated to countries in Europe, Anthony Rizzo playing for team Italy despite being born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Doing this before the season is also a very bad idea too. So I came up with the idea and I would do this myself but I don’t have enough sets to do it. I was wondering if anyone has ever thought of breaking up the teams by country and doing this on their own? I know you may not get the diversity Selig wants but between Cuba, USA, England, Venezuela and maybe you would have to combine countries for “Team Europe” or “Team Asia” to get a decent sized field and possibly do a tournament?
Maybe someone could do a United States Classic and break up the players by state. Just some thoughts I would love to hear about.