"The immigration nightmare that Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Joel Peralta recently endured is a strong example of why major league ballplayers always should carry their own baseball cards for identification.
Peralta and his wife were stopped...
Jill Painter Lopez, New York Times, Aug. 31, 2015 - "Fernando Valenzuela recently held his right hand over his heart and clutched an American flag in his left hand, the same one that used to fire screwballs past major league batters. The photograph...
"[I]t is noteworthy one never hears complaints about “immigrants taking
away jobs” from Americans in the major leagues. Baseball players
consider the competition for roster spots to be fair, a meritocracy.
And, as Tom Hanks once...
"Last week’s arrest of Cleveland Indians pitcher Fausto Carmona suggests that the Indians lineup card might need a makeover. The
right-hander who won 19 games for Cleveland in 2007 and 13 in 2010 might not be
who he says he is. Dominican...
"Americans understand in professional sports you want to build
the most powerful team on the planet to compete. The NBA is 20 percent
foreign-born, major league baseball one third and hockey 80 percent. We
understand that image. How do we take...