Winning Gold at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Greece is one of Alexei Ramirez' greatest accomplishments of his career. But he doesn't have the medal anymore, as it was lost during his move from Cuba to the United States.
And by lost, he means it was stolen.
MLB.com's Scott Merkin has the story, which is pretty heartbreaking. Ramirez sounds like someone who's come to grips with never getting the medal back, although he still throws a few Hail Mary ebay searches hoping it turns up.
Getting a replacement medal sounds like a frustrating process of navigating through red tape and bureaucracy, although kudos to the White Sox for trying on behalf of their shortstop. Hopefully, someday there will be some closure to this story, although it doesn't look like that's all too likely.
In this episode of the SportsTalk Live Podcast, Danny Parkins (670 The Score), Chris Bleck (ESPN 1000) and Scott King (WGN Radio) join David Kaplan on the panel.
Ryan Pace’s offseason begins. Josh Sitton and Jerrell Freeman are gone, but what will he do with Kyle Fuller?
Plus, Rick Hahn joins Kap from Glendale, Ariz., to discuss the state of the White Sox rebuild, how tough it is to keep their best prospects in the minors and why Jose Abreu is so important for his young team?
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The White Sox three outfield prospects are creating a lot of buzz at spring training.
On this edition of the podcast, Micker Adolfo tells Chuck Garfien about a conversation they all had about one day becoming the starting outfield for the White Sox. Adolfo talks about his longtime friendship with Eloy Jimenez, his impressions of Luis Robert, Luis Basabe and the White Sox future.
But first, it's a conversation with MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez who has great insight on many of the White Sox players: Jimenez, Robert, Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu. He tells an amazing story about why Jimenez decided to sign with the Cubs when he was a teenager, how much Abreu is revered in Cuba and much more.
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