Will the Dodgers break another international barrier? From Diamond:
Dodgers look to India
The Dodgers had three scouts present yesterday in Tempe for a showcase of two intriguing pitching prospects from India. Yes, India, which has never produced a major leaguer and is cricket country.
Eight months after owner Frank McCourt told the Chinese people that he wanted to Dodgers to be the first team to go to India, the Dodgers were among the big league teams who took a good look at 19-year-olds Dinesh Patel and Rinku Singh.
Their story is quite amazing, and it detailed on their awesome blog as the two former javelin throwers who had never seen a baseball before May could be on the verge of being signed to professional contracts.
Singh was the winner of the Indian reality television show "The Million Dollar Arm," which sought to uncover pitching talent in a nation with a population of more than one billion. Patel impressed enough to and was brought over to the U.S. be molded by USC pitching coach Tom House.
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