Sioux Falls Makes A Splash

April 21, 2012
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About two months ago, I wrote a post about the Sugar Land Skeeters and a press release they sent out with the title, “Major League Pitcher Liriano Joins Skeeters.” The intent, of course, was to make people think that Francisco Liriano was the newest member of the Atlantic League. And, of course, he was not – that honor went to an unrelated Liriano named Pedro. Well played, Sugar Land. At the end, I tossed in a joke about how I expected the Skeeters next free agent signing to be Wilton Guerrero, only because he is Vladimir Guerrero’s brother and it would allow them to go with the inevitable headline touting the acquisition of “Longtime Major Leaguer Guerrero,” which would be funny because Vladimir is still out there on the open market. It was all in good fun…until last Tuesday, when the Sioux Falls Pheasants jumped into the "LOOK WHO WE SIGNED!" fray. The headline? "Pheasants Land Big Fish in Guerrero":
In one of their biggest moves this offseason, Sioux Falls Pheasants manager Steve Shirley announced the acquisition of veteran outfielder Cristian Guerrero from the Winnipeg Goldeyes in exchange for a player to be named later. Cristian Guerrero is the first cousin of big-league superstar Vladimir Guerrero, a former MVP and nine-time all-star currently with the Baltimore Orioles.
I honestly don’t know what comes next at this point, but I can almost guarantee I’ll laugh when it does.

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