Atlanta Braves Starting Pitcher John Smoltz is interested in pitching for the United States at the inaugural World Baseball Classic next March.
“If I’m healthy, I’d like to do it,” Smoltz said. “I just think it’s a great opportunity to represent your country. We can’t do it at the Olympics, so this is the next-best thing.” “I pitched in the Junior Olympics at 18 and that was some of the best times of my life.”
Roger Clemens of Houston Astros has said he’ll pitch for the Team USA if he is healthy. Other big-name commitments could be announced soon.