Ahh the World Baseball Classic, baseball’s attempt to get people as excited about the sport as the World Cup.
Frankly I hope we never reach that level of bandwagon fan douchebaggery, that said it is pretty cool to see teams from around the world compete. While I am partial to the Italian team (“Scionti”, duh), this year, as a Sox fan, I may have to root for the Czech Republic?
Why you ask?
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 14, 2015
Yup, it seems that the original “dirt dog” will be leading the charge for the Czechs, which would be pretty cool. While Trot Nixon was never the flashiest of players, his gritty determination and constantly dirty uniform made him a fan favorite and may end up making him a great manager.
If he gets the gig, I’ll be rooting for him all the way!