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#41 SportsGuy

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:24 PM

This Venezuela/Dominican Republic game is like an All Star game with these lineups...Good lord.

Are these teams ever going to win this damn thing?

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:25 PM

Are these teams ever going to win this damn thing?

I have no clue how they haven't!

DR is absolutely stacked.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:27 PM

I have no clue how they haven't!

DR is absolutely stacked.

Remember when the DR lost to the Netherlands twice last time? That was awful.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:50 PM

Watching a game like this just emphasizes how important the intl market is. What a bunch of incredible talent.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:52 PM

The fans are so into this, it's really cool to see how important this is to them.
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:59 PM

Watching a game like this just emphasizes how important the intl market is. What a bunch of incredible talent.



Agreed. The WBC is great for the game regardless of what any American think. This is huge for all these other countries.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:12 PM

Agreed. The WBC is great for the game regardless of what any American think. This is huge for all these other countries.

No doubt..as Seth said..look at their fans.

The amount of pride is huge for them.

It reminds me of the Ryder Cup. That is just more important to the Euros than the Americans.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:48 PM

I have no clue how they haven't!

DR is absolutely stacked.

You have no clue? How about the same reason the US hasn't won? :P

Since they are drawing from the major-league talent pool, they have to deal with players who either don't want to play or are "discouraged" from playing--unofficially, of course.

Japan has won both times; they are drawing from a talent pool equivalent to the US AAA leagues--or better--but are willing to commit their talent to win.

Particularly pitching. There are very few top MLB pitchers on these two clubs.

Holy crap! We have an Alfredo Simon AND a Pedro Strop sighting, warming up at the same time!

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:46 PM

Strop looked incredible.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:15 AM

SCHOOOOOOOOOOOP!

He blasts a three-run homer to put the Netherlands up 5-1 on Cuba.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:17 PM

Mexico takes a 2-0 lead on the US in the 1st. 2 out.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:21 PM

Good Lord this USA lineup should score 8 runs a game.

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:27 PM

Braun flies out to end the 1st. Going to the 2nd, US still down 2.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:53 PM

2 run shot for Adrian Gonzalez... US down 4-0 in the 3rd.

Would be nice to see Dickey tagged like this during the season.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:09 PM

2 run shot for Adrian Gonzalez... US down 4-0 in the 3rd.

Would be nice to see Dickey tagged like this during the season.

Haha... yep.

I had missed that the WBC implemented pitch limit rules. That's interesting... and smart.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:24 PM

Gallardo out. Hopefully the bats wake up now.

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:29 PM

Gallardo out. Hopefully the bats wake up now.

Or Luis Mendoza will k the first batter he faces.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:32 PM

Wright gets the good guys on the board.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:55 PM

Jones walks... 2 on, none out... US down 5-1 in the 5th.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:56 PM

Jones walks... 2 on, none out... US down 5-1 in the 5th.

Really nice AB from AJ.
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