We haven't done much international travel, and, in fact, we just got our first passport about a year-and-a-half ago. We've heard countless nightmarish stories of people losing their passports and never getting home — we actually stitch it to our kneecap anytime we travel — but Tigers pitcher Wilfredo Ledezma might take the taco in reckless passport mismanagement.
He's not with the team right now because he accidentally washed his passport and visas; he's stuck in Venezuela.
Braves GM John Schuerholz said Ledezma's passport was damaged and his visa, which had been attached to the passport, was lost. As a result, the left-hander had to reapply for both documents and is not expected to return to Atlanta until the middle of next week. "It's unfortunate, but it will be dealt with," Schuerholz said. "He's trying to get it expedited as quickly as possible."
Fortunately, nothing bad ever happens when baseball players are in Venezuela, so this should work out right well.