The Mets lost in five games to the Kansas City Royals in the World Series this past October, but they may have found their missing ingredient. Last week, they held a tryout for West Indies star cricket player Kieran Powell.
Powell, 25, is one of the leading batsman in the sport and has played at its highest level since he was 16. Currently, he’s in a contract dispute to stay in the sport (looks like contracts are an issue on both sides of the pond), so he’s giving a run at the MLB a go.
Now Powell isn’t crazy enough to think he will make a roster this year, but said his goal is to make it in “two or three years.”
Apparently multiple teams think it’s not crazy either, with 11 Major League teams besides the Mets scheduled to watch his work out tomorrow.
Additionally, the Brewers and Dodgers sent scouts to watch a training session Powell held recently.
Now someone just explain to me exactly what the hell is cricket?
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