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Wladimir Balentien: Athens Bound

Balentien is "All Greek" this summer (photo: M's)

InsidethePark.com has an unofficial motto. A mission phrase, if you will. "It's All Happening...Crazy." You could say that Wisconsin Timber Rattlers outfielder Wladimir Balentien is experiencing everything that our motto implies. Kevin Damask tackles the story on the M's top power prospect and his recent addition to Team Netherlands.

With the score deadlocked at four apiece in the bottom of the ninth inning, Timber Rattlers outfielder Wladimir Balentien found himself waiting patiently at second base. He had just smacked a double to left field to put himself in scoring position. Now it was up to his teammate, catcher Justin Ruchti, to bring him home. Ruchti gladly obliged. The light-hitting catcher lined a base hit to right...

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