View Full Version : Octavio Dotel ages 2 years
02-24-2002, 03:03 AM
I dont know if it was posted, but Octavio Dotel got a little older. ;)
WE THOUGHT he was 26 but he is really 28.
"Sometimes it's hard for us (Dominicans) to sign with our real age," said Dotel.
I got this on astrosconnection, they are the clutchcity of astros.
02-24-2002, 05:49 AM
A lot of foreign latin players might start aging if their documents get scrutinized. Rafael Furcal aged 2 years too.
02-24-2002, 11:11 AM
i'm curious. let's say that player like that has a huge contract and is playing bad.. then it is found o ut that they are really a differnt age. could the team void the contract on the basis that the player misrepresented themselves. . does the contract have the players birthday in it anywhere or whatever..
02-24-2002, 01:15 PM
I think Ramon Ortiz (Angels) aged 4 years. I guess major league teams like 18 year old kids rather than 20 year olds. I didn't think it was that big a difference.
02-24-2002, 01:41 PM
Jayson Starks (http://espn.go.com/mlb/columns/stark_jayson/1339359.html) covers this issue. Funny stuff. I like Starks better than Neyer.
Not that it matters, but isn't it pretty well known Olajuwon is at least two years older than his "on the record" age?
02-24-2002, 10:21 PM
I wonder if all Dominicans do this? I don't blame them really. How old is Alou then? :)
02-24-2002, 10:50 PM
Starks is funny, and Neyer actually isn't that good of a sabermetrician... but I still appreciate the effort :).
02-24-2002, 11:11 PM
Alou has to be 50.
An old lady in a wheelchair would have had more range in the OF.
02-24-2002, 11:18 PM
02-24-2002, 11:51 PM
Yeah...Alou has got to be 50 if Octavio Dotel is 28. He looks like he's 20.
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He looks very young.
02-24-2002, 11:54 PM
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