Friday, February 20, 2009


What in the name of Benjamin Button is going on here! A blood test would have given his age. Smiley ain't gonna be smil'n when he gives back the bonus money. 23 mean he is at the end of his rainbow. 19 would have made him a burgeoning star. This screws up the entire infield plan of the future, and another black mark on Bowden and Kasten. It reads like a bad immigration trial.

"But while the Nationals have been listing his date of birth as Sept. 21, 1989—which would make him 19 now—Kasten said Wednesday that a Major League Baseball investigation determined Gonzalez is actually Carlos David Alvarez Lugo, born in November 1985—meaning he is really 23."