Deadspin comes through with some incredible story of a journeyman, low-level wannabe baseball player who scammed some Australian league into buying Pirates outfielder Xavier Paul. In turn, the con man secured what he wanted, a baseball contract for himself.
The story is here. Guaranteed Xavier Paul was pretty shocked to find this information out. Probably as shocked as I was when I found out Australia has a baseball league. I thought it was all Mel Gibson drunkenly boxing kangaroos. See, I’m racist. Er…country-ist?
PS that pic is actually a young Xavier Paul. It came from the PG+ website but I don’t subscribe to paywalls so this is all the info I can pass along.