In case you were wondering, no the Marlins were not bombed
Suicide bombers hit three hotels frequented by westerners in Baghdad yesterday. When I read about it, I’ll admit, my first thought wasn’t “Oh God, I hope Chris Coghlan is safe!” Indeed, I had actually forgot all about the Marlins’ Iraq trip. Still, it’s good to hear this from Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald:
The trip includes manager Fredi Gonzalez, team president Larry Beinfest, Coghlan, catcher John Baker, and four Mermaids cheerleaders.
No worries, Mrs. Beinfest: I’m sure the gender balance of the delegation is a purely political consideration.