Friday, June 19, 2009

Dodgers sign Korean teenager from Inchon

Eighteen years old, six-foot-one, and two hundred pounds, Inchonite Nam Taehyeok has signed a minor league contract with that other Southern California baseball franchise. From the article:
“I’ve been watching him throughout his high school years and believe that his excellent work ethic will push him up to the big leagues,” Byung-Hwan An, the Dodgers’ scouting supervisor in Korea, said in the press release.
From a totally bottom line-oriented cynical point of view, it's good business sense to have Japanese and Korean players on the team, because Dodger games (or Angel games) then become must-see events for tourists to the area, and this has some serious potential once the economy picks up again. Park Chanho taught me that.

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