Two, actually. This is really fun. Let’s see if you can beat me.
Small challenge: Try to beat my lineup and starting pitcher — with this caveat. Every player in the lineup and the pitcher must be active and born in a different country. So you have 10 players — 9 in the lineup (including DH) and starting pitcher.
Bonus point: Add a closer from a different country.
BIG Challenge: This one’s really a blast. Come up with a 25-man roster that beats mine where all 25 players are born in different countries. This one you don’t have to just use active players, you can go back as far back in history as you like.
Bonus point: Get a manager who is from a different country.
Hint: All territories count as separate countries … Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, etc.
Winner probably won’t get a prize, but you will get prime mention here which is better than a prize, right? I’ll be posting my teams next week in advance of the World Baseball Classic.