September 1, 2006
Venezuela and Caracas have long been known for producing great baseball players. This was evident during the World Baseball Classic this past spring. Though neither of these teams made it to the finals, they had a very strong showing. On August 24 these two countries produced another powerful hitter. Little did any of us imagine that this little guy would impact the Arizona Diamondbacks push to the play-offs. Maybe Josh Byrnes should have checked with the Diamondbacks international scouts to see if Arizona could have signed Ernesto as he could have been the impact player the team has been missing.