Jermaine Dye, 2005 World Series MVP, Turned Down Offer from Nats

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Here’s some news that would have helped President Obama show his South Side support while still cheering for the local club. Jermaine Dye, who was the World Series MVP in 2005 when Obama’s White Sox won the trophy, turned down an offer to join the Nationals’ outfield during the offseason. It was reported that Dye, who has still not signed with a team for the 2010 season, chose not to come to Washington because he didn’t want to uproot his family to move across country from their home in Arizona.

Dye played with Chicago’s AL club in 2009, and posted a respectable 27 HR, 81 RBI campaign. I guess there is a little bit of solace to know that the game plan wasn’t always a Harris/Taveras platoon.

Dave Levy is a PR guy by day, a media researcher on the side and a self-proclaimed geek. He blogs often about how traditional media adapts – or tries to adapt – to the growing digital media world at State of the Fourth Estate. You can follow Dave on Twitter for various updates about everything from sports from his previous home in Boston to eccentric and obscure pop culture references. Read why Dave loves D.C.

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