Say hello to Jimenez D'Angelo for me.
A couple of years ago the Triple-A All-Star game took place here (or "here") in Pawtucket. They had a nice ceremonial sign out front, listing all the participating players. Oh, the honor!
One of the guys on the list was Ottawa Lynx catcher Gil Geronimo. Oh, oops. I mean Geronimo Gil. Except, yeah, he was listed as Gil Geronimo. Someone had helpfully Sharpied in a comma, but I doubt it fooled anyone.
Poor GG. Just got signed by Colorado to a minor league contract, so he'll be hanging out in AAA Colorado Springs. Didn't he play for Mexico in the WBC? Maybe I'll write him a nice letter.
LaTroy Hawkins also got picked up by the Rockies.
In other news, supertalented and superhandsome Dave Roberts is now a San Francisco Giant. I know you're thinking, dude, that sucks for him. And maybe it does. But I checked out San Francisco's Double-A team a few times last year and let me tell you something... the pizza's not bad there!
PS Gil Geronimo... good name!