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#121 You Play to Win the Game

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:17 PM

So intense.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:19 PM

I don't know if leaving Hosmer in to face Romero was the correct move or not, but Torre is not coming out of this tournament looking particularly great.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:25 PM

Big time play from Rollins.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:26 PM

Jones leading off in the bottom of the 9th, US down 1.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:31 PM

Jones k's swinging through ball 4.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:33 PM

Victorino down looking. 2 out.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:34 PM

Rollins flies out, Puerto Rico advances, US will again not win the WBC.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:34 PM

Well... that sucks... but this is great for baseball.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:49 PM

Well... that sucks... but this is great for baseball.

I don't believe that, though I don't think it's bad for baseball, either.

At least now I can root for the Netherlands, uncontested.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:53 PM

I don't believe that, though I don't think it's bad for baseball, either.

At least now I can root for the Netherlands, uncontested.

You don't think young folk in Puerto Rico out the DR are even more inspired to play baseball now?

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 10:06 PM

You don't think young folk in Puerto Rico out the DR are even more inspired to play baseball now?

Why? Those are two baseball-mad areas that are already heavily scouted by the major leagues. Really, I don't think ANY of the four remaining nations fall under that umbrella; maybe the Netherlands, but most of their players are from the Caribbean.

If Italy made a longer run, or Australia, or Brazil, I could see making that argument. But even if the remaining nations are excited by the tournament, more so than the US, the number of kids deciding to play baseball as a result is going to be minimal.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 10:07 PM

Why? Those are two baseball-mad areas that are already heavily scouted by the major leagues. Really, I don't think ANY of the four remaining nations fall under that umbrella; maybe the Netherlands, but most of their players are from the Caribbean.

If Italy made a longer run, or Australia, or Brazil, I could see making that argument. But even if the remaining nations are excited by the tournament, more so than the US, the number of kids deciding to play baseball as a result is going to be minimal.

But it's definitely a net positive = good for baseball.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 10:09 PM

But it's definitely a net positive = good for baseball.

Right, just like the .4-percent interest in my savings account provides me some income. It can be measured in pennies a month, but still.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 10:10 PM

Right, just like the .4-percent interest in my savings account provides me some income. It can be measured in pennies a month, but still.

I'm a banker... so thanks for making my sales pitch for me. :lol:

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 10:11 PM

I'm a banker... so thanks for making my sales pitch for me. :lol:

I hope it isn't M&T, because then I have to hate you :)

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 10:12 PM

I hope it isn't M&T, because then I have to hate you :)

No comment... in my defense, I have no say in cost of funds... cam we still be friends? :|

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 10:17 PM

Grand scheme of things - this game didn't need to go extra innings. Still hoping the USA can muster a come back here.

The atmosphere at that park tonight is just ridic.

Won't be another game like it this year there!
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 10:18 PM

Won't be another game like it this year there!

Very true!

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 11:39 PM

Dammit Netherlands. You were supposed to win tonight. And Schoop struck out to end the game, too.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 08:45 AM

We're not a power in soccer and probably never will be. At least not in our lifetimes.

 

Our hockey team is usually top 3 in the world.

 

We've established dominance in basketball.

 

However, the national baseball team in the WBC has been a disappointment. Our best finish was 4th place and our overall record in the tournament is 10-10.

 

Seeing how much the WC meant to the country and the players, I'd like to see that same kind of dedication put into the WBC, meaning we get the best players playing in the tournament.

 

America is where baseball was started. We should be the best.

 

What say you?


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