Saturday, December 27, 2008

Whatever happened to Karim Garcia ?

Karim Garcia. Remember him ? The next big Dodger power hitter. The next super star. The next big thing ! Well none of that happened. He went on to play for several teams but never accomplished big things. The Mexican player from Obregon, Sonora always plays Winter Ball in Mexico. This past season, he was signed by a Korean team and guess what happened ? He became a legend.... Karim Garcia is a God in Korea...He hits Home Runs like Barry Bonds did.

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SOUTH KOREA - Former major leaguer Karim Garcia has re-signed with the Lotte Giants of the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) for the 2009 season. Garcia helped the Giants reach the post-season for the first time in eight years this past season.

A native of Mexico, the slugger inked a one-year deal for $375,000 including a $100,000 signing bonus. Garcia batted .283 with 30 homers and a league-leading 111 RBIs in his debut during the 2008 campaign.

Lotte fans quickly made Garcia one of the most popular foreign players to ever suit up in the Korean League. He became the only foreign candidate for the Most Valuable Player (MVP) and was the first import to get the most ballots (678,557) for the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) All-Star game.

Source: The Korea Times


Joseph said...

lol i remember him. hes in korea now?? wow. Koreans love there baseball and the fans even made player intro songs for each hitters, crazy huh? cant wait for wbc

rmc said...

He played for the Yankees. He had the bullpen fight during the playoffs against the Boston Red Sox. He is a good player, he always has been -- one of the best recent Mexican beisbolistas. Good to see him being treated well by the K-people (you never know what they're going to give you). I've lived here for 5 years and still don't know what I'm going to get. Well, I've never hit 30 homeruns in a season, but I know Korea enough to know it's a big deal to offer the MVP to a foreigner. A big deal.