1/11/04 SbB Girl Mercedes spent Christmas in …

1/11/04 SbB Girl Mercedes spent Christmas in her native Suriname. A few snaps from her tropical travelogue:



Update by Paul Katcher:
ANDRUW JONES VS. THE WORLD? MLB.com isn’t a comedy site — well, unless you read Tommy Lasorda’s blog — but don’t tell that to whoever put together its World Baseball Classic rosters page.

There are eight guys named Chen on the Chinese team, and that’s seven more players than on the entire Netherlands squad, which features Andruw Jones and … nobody else. My personal favorite, though: the Unaffiliated team. I definitely like Marco Scutaro’s chances to upend the U.S. and Dominican Republic by himself, then waving whatever flag he makes up in the next two months.