Ryan Dempster pitching tonight for team Canada in the WBC
I’m not sure if you call him a lovable loser. I don’t know, but Ryan Dempster is lacing them back up for the World Baseball Classic on team Canada. He has no real aspirations in returning to baseball, he just wants to have some fun for his country.
“I told friends I’m going to be playing in the WBC,’’ Dempster said Tuesday at Canada’s workout, “and they thought it was some beer league softball tournament. They didn’t really comprehend the fact that I was going to do this.
Dempster is a 17 year MLB veteran who will turn 40 really soon. If I had to bet there are really not too many Canadian pitchers so he got the call.
Last week he got ready for the classic by pitching with the Cubs. There was some fun video of Theo smacking at least a double off Ryan Dempster.
He is pitching tonight for team Canada against the Dominican Republic. The DR has Manny Machado, Robinson Cano, Nelson Cruz, Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco and a few other major leaguers. He will be facing Carlos Martinez tonight. Good Luck getting out of the first inning.