Mayor Magglio Ordonez?
He looks a bit different. The flowing locks are gone, but the new look is for a new career. Former Detroit Baseball darling, Magglio Ordonez is working in his new profession, politics.
A year after retiring from baseball, Ordoñez has been elected as the mayor of a city in his native Venezuela.
Our news partner, WZZM TV13 reports Ordoñez’s victory in the city of Sotillo in eastern Venezuela was announced by President Nicolas Maduro at a rally Sunday for pro-government candidates who won the majority of 335 races nationwide.
The socialist president has turned to celebrity candidates such as the six-time All-Star to overcome rising anger with his handling of the economy. Maduro prevailed in his first electoral test since narrowly winning the presidency in April following the death of Hugo Chavez.
Ordoñez retired last year, 2012, with a career .309 average over 15 seasons with the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox.
It remains to be seen what his “political batting average” will be. Film at 11!