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Nationals Sign J.C. Romero

JC Romero 07-11-09A photo of J.C. taken in hell.

O Romero, Romero, wherefore art thou Romero?

Oh, you’re here.

J.C. Romero has signed a minor league contract with the Nationals. Fresh off a WBC finals run with Puerto Rico, J.C. finds himself in the capital city of the country that keeps his fellow countrymen’s voices at bay. He’s here for one of two reasons. To play baseball, or to infiltrate our government after earning our trust and finally helping Puerto Rico achieve statehood. Either way, he’ll have to deal with old white men who control everything.

Romero was actually briefly a National once before, having played in the minors for a few weeks in 2011. I guess he just couldn’t stay away. You know what they say. Once you go National, you never go back-tional.

People say that.

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It’s Seppuku Time: Japan Disembowled By Puerto Rico in Semifinal

Matsui did it partly because he made the last out in the loss, but mostly because he remembered that he used to be on the Mets.

Matsui did it partly because he made the last out in the loss, but mostly because he remembered that he used to be on the Mets.

Final Score: Puerto Rico 3, Japan 1

World Baseball Conflict of the Game: The U.S. dropping an atomic bomb on Japan

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They will go down as perhaps the two most difficult decisions in history. Decisions of unparalleled consequence. Decisions that altered the course of humanity. Decisions that strike to the very core of the human condition. Decisions that haunted and will forever haunt the sleepless nights of their makers.

The first: United States President Harry S. Truman’s decision to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Hundreds of thousands of Japanese civilian lives weighed on the most terrible scale against the similar thousands of American soldiers whose lives would have inevitably been lost in a ground invasion of Japan. The unleashing of the most devastating weapon ever devised to end the deadliest conflict the world had yet experienced.

The second: Puerto Rico Manager Edwin Rodriguez’s decision to bring in J.C. Romero into a 3-1 game in the bottom of the 9th of a 2013 World Baseball Classic semifinal. The possibility that J.C. Romero would get some outs weighed against the likelihood the he would give up some baserunners. The unleashing of a pretty terrible pitcher in an effort to end a baseball game that would send Puerto Rico to the WBC finals. Continue reading

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