Thursday, May 17, 2012
A Surprising First.
Tonight marks a baseball first. The Toronto Blue Jays called up Yan Gomes from the minors to replace a struggling Adam Lind. With his start tonight Gomes is the first Brazillian to play in Major League Baseball. I was honestly surprised to find this out. I would have thought a country with the population of Brazil would have produced multiple players, but that's not the case. Perhaps Brazil isn't a great place for young players, as Gomes moved to the US at 12, and wasn't recruited in Brazil.