Thursday, May 1, 2008

IBL updates website to claim credit for E-Rod

Eladio Rodriguez's overnight success and possible elevation to the New York Yankees has not only made international news, it's even worked a miracle-- waking the Israel Baseball League from the dead. The IBL's long-dormant website has been updated for the first time since Febuary 20th to make mention of E-Rod's assignment.

And yes, they misspelled the name of the city:

Eladio Rodriguez joins Scranton/Wilkes-Bare

04/29/2008 7:16 PM

The Israel Baseball League is pleased to announce that Eladio Rodriguez, this season's Co-Most Valuable Player, has been assigned to the New York Yankees' AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania minor league team. E-Rod, as he is now known, is excited about his opportunity and hopes to be able to continue his strong play from Israel this past summer and from the Dominican Republic this past winter. Eladio highlights what has been a strong group of IBL signings, which has now seen over 15 former IBL players sign professional contracts for this summer.

IBL honchos have not added any information clarifying the status of the IBL or its debts. Some mentions about a 2008 season have apparently been erased, though the site still lists games set for July 15th and 22nd and gives directions to ballparks.

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