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2008 MLB Draft

This is one sport which I have totally dived into after moving to the east coast. I have devoured the history of New York Yankees, the stadium is 15 minutes away from my place. I even found out that Babe Ruth, one of the very few hall of famers from Yankees and with a reserved number is buried in a cemetery which is 5-10 minutes away from my place. (I bet this gives you a fair idea about my location!)

Recently, the 2008 Major League Baseball draft (2008 MLB draft) was announced and we are hedging our bets on this:

Lots of Georgia high school baseballers are ripe for picking in 2008 MLB Draft.


1. Tampa Bay takes Griffin shortstop Tim Beckham with the first pick of the 2008 MLB Draft. Speaking from Griffin, Beckham told ESPN by phone, “It’s great to be with the Tampa Bay Rays.”
2. Pittsburgh takes Vanderbilt 3B Pedro Alvarez.
3. Kansas City takes American Heritage (Fl.) HS 1B Eric Hosmer.
4. Baltimore takes U. San Diego LHP Brian Matusz.
5. San Francisco takes FSU C Buster Posey. Posey graduated from Georgia’s Lee Co. HS.
6. Florida takes Patriot (Ca.) HS C Kyle Skipworth.
7. Cincinnati takes Miami 1B Yonder Alonso.
8. Chicago (AL) takes Georgia SS Gordon Beckham.
9. Washington takes Missouri RHP Aaron Crow.
10. Houston takes Stanford C Jason Castro.
15. L.A. Dodgers take Stephens Co. RHP/3B Ethan Martin.
20. Seattle takes Georgia P Josh Fields.

Those in New York are either the Yankees fan or Mets. I am still divided on this and haven’t really pitched my support for any one yet! Though I like Derek Jetter.

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