Shankees Look To Shine

The local lore of rain and its forthcomings of good fortune shall be put to the test Sunday when the Shankees face Daom Beisbol Club in a top division battle. At 0-2 and a month into this season, the new batch of Shankees has spent the past 3 weeks watching the rain fall on game day. Manager Wilber Castro (a former Cuban National Team player and minor league coach), has taken on the task of turning a group of players from around the world into a high caliber team. Russian pitcher Dmitry Shtykher looks to carry the load along with battery mate Will Swindle from the German league. Outfielder Orlando Rebolledo from the Magallanes club in Venezuela, patrols the outfield with fellow countryman, Ricardo Lugo out of Iowa State, and Juan Ariel from San Cristobal, DR. Cuban players Carlos Fundichely from the Habana league and Julio Gomez, a Cienfuegos Metro league champion, are just a few members of this international team. ‘We’ve just acquired a former Texas Ranger minor league catcher from Venezuela,’ states Perry. By opening the doors to more international talent, the Shankees Front Office aims to continue laying down the groundwork for Argentina as the next hub for quality baseball south of the equator. Go Shankees!