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'No prouder moment' for Orioles' Adam Jones as he heads to World Baseball Classic
'No prouder moment' for Orioles' Adam Jones as he heads to World Baseball Classic

Representing his country was a dream Orioles center fielder Adam Jones had since he was a teenager growing up in San Diego. Twice while he was in high school, he tried out for his Team USA age-group squad and didn't make it. But now, the 27-year-old Jones will have his chance, playing for the United States in the third World Baseball Classic, which begins Tuesday. "I got cut from Team USA tryouts when I was 15 and 16," Jones said. "I just wasn't good enough. They took other players, and that was fuel to me to get better. Even at 16, I realized that you've got to get better. Last one standing." The lesson Jones learned was simple: Keep working,...

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