Quote of the day

Playing for your country, it’s the coolest thing in the world.

~Todd Frazier, on being part of the USA Olympic baseball team

Todd Frazier, USA Olympic team - New York Daily News

New York Daily News


USA Olympics baseball roster

Maybe it is a result of the chaos of the coronavirus pandemic and the fact that these games got postponed from their original timeline (or maybe it’s the fact that the Royals have been struggling much of the season), but I find myself especially interested in the Summer Olympics this year. Not that the Olympics haven’t had my attention in the past, but I’ve been paying closer attention than usual. I know that some of my favorite runners have earned trips to Tokyo, that Simone Biles continues to dazzle the world with her gymnastics (how does a person do some of the stuff that she pulls off???), and this 14-year-old diver — while he didn’t make the Olympic team — managed to wow the world with his talent at the trials.

As for baseball, Team USA announced its Olympic baseball roster yesterday. You can find the roster and details about the coaching staff at the USA Baseball site here. Or, for your convenience, you can also find the roster down below.

CATCHER

Tim Federowicz (Dodgers)

Mark Kolozsvary (Reds)

INFIELD

Nick Allen (A’s)

Eddy Alvarez (Marlins)

Triston Casas (Red Sox)

Todd Frazier

Jamie Westbrook (Brewers)

OTUFIELD

Tyler Austin

Eric Filia (Mariners)

Patrick Kivlehan (Padres)

Bubba Starling (Royals)

UTILITY

Jack Lopez (Red Sox)

PITCHERS

Shane Baz (Rays)

Anthony Carter

Brandon Dickson (Cardinals)

Anthony Gose (Indians)

Edwin Jackson

Scott Kazmir (Giants)

Nick Martinez

Scott McGough

David Robertson

Joe Ryan (Rays)

Ryder Ryan (Rangers)

Simeon Woods Richardson (Blue Jays)