On Tuesday, the final rosters were completed for the second WBC that will begin on March 5th. Among the rosters for the 16 WBC teams are the names of 10 New York Yankees who will proudly sport the uniform of their country and will try to bring honor and glory to their country as World Baseball Classic Champions. The 10 Yankees players are:
- Robinson Cano – Dominican Republic
- Francisco Cervelli – Italy
- Derek Jeter – United States
- Kai Liu – China
- Damaso Marte – Dominican Republic
- Edwar Ramirez – Dominican Republic
- Alex Rodriguez – Dominican Republic
- Jorge Vasquez – Mexico
- Jose Veras – Dominican Republic
- Zhenwang Zhang – China
After competing in the 2005 WBC for the US, Alex Rodriguez has apparently decided that he is Dominican and will now play for the DR. I can’t help but wonder how this, coupled with his recent steroids admission will affect the crowds’ reactions to him when the steps in for the first time.
Grab your WBC tickets as well as your New York Yankees tickets for Spring Training ASAP and find out for yourself!