Our favorite Detroit Tiger, Magglio Ordonez, has been recovering from a recent injury while sitting in with the minor leagues’ West Michigan Whitecaps, and he is wildly popular at games. Fans in sold-out crowds have begun wearing Magglio caps and wigs to mimic the player. Watch a video of his minor league escapades here.
In case you forgot, Magglio is a powerful right fielder who hails from Coro, Venezuela. He was picked last year as the American League Batting Champion, and has played in the U.S. since 1997.
The plight of some of the newer recruits in the minor leagues has made news recently. The New York Times reported this week that young players from Venezuela and the Dominican Republic sometimes have their bonuses pocketed by club officials. We say, have some respect!