Jon Morosi of FOX Sports tweets that the Czech Republic baseball federation is trying to nab Eric Sogard for the March 2016 qualifying tournament for the 2017 World Baseball Classic:
This is a family tradition:
Czech Republic will play March 17-20 at Estadio B Air in Mexicali, Mexico in qualifying group 2 with Mexico, Germany, and Nicaragua. The Czechs went 0-2 in the double elimination qualifying tournament for the 2013 WBC, losing to Germany 16-1 by the 15-run mercy rule after 5 2/3 innings and then to Great Britain 12-5.
Reaction on Twitter was varied:
@jonmorosi hope you double Czech-ed your sources on that one. Amirite?— Jorge Arangure (@jorgearangure) January 9, 2016
@jonmorosi this is the most unimportant thing I've read in 2016— troi (@TroiTulo) January 9, 2016
quick everyone go place your bets on the Czech WBC team before this Sogard news reaches Vegas.— BWH (@BWH85) January 9, 2016
eric sogard would probably hit third and play shortstop as the best player the czech republic has ever seen— Joe Serrato (@joeserrato) January 9, 2016
We will stay on top of this crucial story as it develops.