The World Baseball Classic is coming up and the Philippines, with their understated Marker Felt style baseball cap, are lobbying hard for Tim Lincecum to join them.
From the Manila Times:
“The Philippine Amateur Baseball Association (PABA) is still waiting if San Francisco Giants ace pitcher Tim Lincecum would agree to play for the Philippines in the World Baseball Classic qualifiers scheduled on November 15 to 18 at the Xinzhuang Stadium in New Taipei City, Taiwan.
“We are just praying right now that Tim [Lincecum] would grant our wish. He will definitely be a great asset to the team,” Hector Thomas Navasero, PABA external affairs chairman told reporters on Friday.”
Lincecum is eligible to play for the team since his mother, Rebecca Asis, is of Filipino decent. While Tim Lincecum is the probably the best player of Filipino decent to ever play Major League Baseball (quiet, Benny Agbayani fans), the Philippines do have one thing over on American Baseball: a baseball team named after the motorized unicycle.
That’s right, the Dumaguete Uni-bikers play in the professional Baseball Philippines and have one of the weirdest logos ever. I had some trouble tracking it down, but I believe this is it:
I believe that’s a circle wearing a graduation cap while riding what appears to be a two-wheeled bicycle. It’s great, if a little confusing.
Tim Lincecum, if you choose to not play for America, you certainly can’t pass up the opportunity to represent the Uni-Bikers, can you?
(h/t Big League Stew)
File under: Things I Definitely Didn’t Know.