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Sunday, February 23, 2020

So Chris Kaman’s a German Now …

I have no idea how this stuff works out, but somehow Chris Kaman is going to wind up playing for Germany in the Olympics. Yes, the dude was born in Michigan, which in case you had forgotten, is in the U.S., and even went to school at Central Michigan, too. Yet somehow he started contemplating playing for the German national team a few months ago. Dude’s great grandparents are German from what I understand, and I guess that was enough to get him German citizenship.

Honestly, I don’t get it. Is this really about patriotism or just some sort of mockery? Should I go try and play for the Polish baseball team because I’m like 1/16th Polish? Why would Chris Kaman go out of his way to do this? Does he live in Germany? Did he grow up in Germany? Does he work in Germany? Does he make money because of the German economy? I’d really like to know what part Germany played in his life prior to this citizenship anointment. Seriously, this is just becoming a joke. As long as Chris Kaman is allowed to play for the German national team, then you know this whole thing is bunk. What a joke.

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