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Friday, December 16, 2005

Ballplayer Honors Two Nations, Plays For Neither

From MLB.com, posted Dec. 16, 2005:

Report: A-Rod won't play in WBC

By Mark Feinsand / MLB.com

Despite saying earlier in the week that he was leaning toward playing for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic, Alex Rodriguez has decided not to participate in the event at all.

A-Rod, who was born in the United States, is eligible to play for the Dominican [team] because his parents were born there. But he told the New York Post in Friday's edition that he will not play for either country, as he doesn't want to dishonor either one.

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