Another Proud Day for the Baltimore Orioles

New Orioles General Manager Dan Duquette has made no secret of the fact that he wishes to expand the O’s presence in foreign scouting markets, especially those in Asia. While Asian baseball hasn’t produced any real superstars other than Ichiro, more than a few serviceable major league players have come over to the United States from Japan, Korea, and other nations. So far already in his tenure, Duquette has brought in a couple Asian pitchers to camp, Wei-Yin Chen (Taiwan), and Tsuyoshi Wada (Japan).

Unfortunately, South Korea has went ahead and completely removed themselves from the O’s scouting plans, as seen in this sign, which is hung at at least one – and presumably all – baseball stadiums in the nation:

Well alrighty then.

The banning stems from a fracas back in February where the O’s apparently skirted some rules regarding their courting of a high school pitcher (one who, others have noted, no other MLB team was even showing an interest in).

Just another proud day to be a fan of the Baltimore Orioles.

h/t Deadspin

About these ads

2 Responses to “Another Proud Day for the Baltimore Orioles”

  1. BmoreJack Says:

    So what? Not like Asia is some hot bed for baseball prospects. If they were banned from Latin America then it’d be a story.

  2. NestMinder Says:

    They were banned from a country. That’s a story, whether it’s Venezuela, Mexico, or Petoria.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

%d bloggers like this: