The rest of globe has long sneered at MLB’s pretense of a World Series with only North American contestants. Now, we can look forward to a World Baseball Classic that excludes Cuba.

In a completely unreleated story, the entire baseball world is on pin and needles wanting to know if Sidney Ponson will turn out for Team Netherlands.

Carl Everett signed with Seattle today. Writes Tim Cook,

I find this disappointing because I had been hoping that the next left fielder for the Mariners would AT LEAST believe that dinosaurs existed, or was not an abusive parent , that he didn’t hate homosexuals , or–please excuse me, this has been a very long off-season–as a fan, why do I ask for so much?