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There is hope for the Middle East - Wieters signs!

Yes, boys and girls, you read that right - Matt Wieters signed before the midnight deadline!

Baseball America the pertinent details:

All 30 first-rounders are done. No. 5 overall pick Matt Wieters signed at the last second with the Orioles.

OK, maybe not ALL the pertinent details, but who cares? Our long national nightmare is over - MATT WIETERS SIGNED!

And if Scott Boras and Peter Angelos can do business together, then that whole Israel vs Arabs thing will be a piece of cake, right?

Update [2007-8-16 0:36:50 by duck]: According to The (Baltimore) Sun:

"In an 11th hour deal, the Orioles signed Georgia Tech catcher Matt Wieters to a contract that will pay the 21-year-old approximately a $6 million signing bonus.

Whatever. Whether it was the $8.5 million was saying or the $5 million The Sun originally said, who cares? He's signed!