Miguel Rojas didn’t watch a lick of American football while growing up in Venezuela because, well, it simply wasn’t shown there.
But the backup infielder for the Miami Marlins shockingly won the team’s fantasy football title, much to the humiliation of his red-faced teammates.
“It’s embarrassing,” said Marlins pitcher Tom Koehler. “Entering the season he knew four NFL players, and three of them had been retired for five years.”
Even though his football knowledge was limited, the 27-year-old Rojas -- one of the most upbeat and engaging players on the Marlins -- begged his teammates to let him join their NFL fantasy league when they began drafting players toward the end of the baseball season in September.