The United States initial roster for the World Baseball Whatever is now available. The only Red risking preseason injury on behalf of the U.S. this year will be Ken Griffey, Jr.
Wily Mo Peña is a possibility for the Dominican team and former Red Mario Soto will be among the coaching staff. Felipe Lopez and Javier Valentín could be playing for Puerto Rico.
And if those international bullies pick on any of my guys, so help me, I'll forever approach the World Baseball Classic with a mild sense of irritation tempered by an utter lack of enthusiasm.