That's a screenshot of MLB.com as of 7:30PM EST, displaying our Indian heroes in all their glory. They're the top story because Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington has made it official: Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel are now professional baseball players.
"The Pirates are committed to creatively adding talent to our organization," general manager Neal Huntington said in a statement. "By adding these two young men, we are pleased to not only add two prospects to our system but also hope to open a pathway to an untapped market.
"We are intrigued by Patel's arm strength and Singh's frame and potential," he continued. "These young men have improved a tremendous amount in their six-month exposure to baseball, and we look forward to helping them continue to fulfill their potential."
Still no update to the blog, but the Twitter feed posted a link to the MLB.com story. Which, I suppose, is pointless because the only people who follow 'mdollararm' on Twitter are Walkoff Walk readers.
Here's what the Pittsburgh Pirates blogosphere has to say about the move:
Expect some serious mental errors if and when they play minor league ball for the Pirates. One scout quoted in the article gives both of them a good chance of making the majors, but I don't think that will happen. Really, this is about establishing a presence in a region where talent might emerge later.
Where Have You Gone, Andy Van Slyke? (comment by 'Emma'):
After reading their blog I've moved from bemusement to unadulterated adoration. I'M IN LOVE.
That's exactly how we feel, Emma.