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Old 03-03-2006, 01:09 PM   #1
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Figured we should have a thread dedicated to the WBC...
So it looks like the US does not play until Monday (Mexico). Japan put a hurten on China 18-2...
http://www.worldbaseballclassic.com/...ex.jsp?sid=wbc
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Old 03-04-2006, 01:32 AM   #2
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Nice pitchers duel in the Japan/China game. The wind must have been blowing out when the Japanese were hitting and in when China came up.
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U.S. starts tomorrow. I can't wait until this is over. I just don't see it being something that sticks around.
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I just hope no one gets injured.
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I'm looking forward to this... sux - I thought the US was playing today (took the day off), but they are playing tomorrow. At least I'm on night shifts tues-thur so I can still catch the game.
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I thought the US was playing today too, i could have sworn thats what i saw on a commercial over the weekend on ESPN.
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Damn they must have changed the schedual at some point.
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They did, U.S. was definitley scheduled to play Mexico today.
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People talk all about the US and the Dominican squad... but don't leav out Venezuela. Venezuela by far has the best pitching staff in the WBC. I'm tellin ya... Venezuela will win the WBC!
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I guess I've still got my VCR to tape the games.
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USA was never scheduled to play Mexico yesterday (Monday). Might have been an error in the commercials for the game, though. 2 weeks ago when I was looking at tickets for the game, it was scheduled for March 7th.

Good atmosphere going for the Domican/Venezuela game today, as would be expected. A lot of people seem down on the WBC, but I don't know, this is a really good matchup right here. Fun to watch even if it is early spring and the players aren't in their top form.
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People talk all about the US and the Dominican squad... but don't leav out Venezuela. Venezuela by far has the best pitching staff in the WBC. I'm tellin ya... Venezuela will win the WBC!
I just woke up and its the 5th inning... DR is up 2-1 on Ven. Now its 6-1 DR!!! This line-up is crazy... Tajada, Pujols, Ortiz, Alou, Beltre.... WOW!! NOt sure why some folks don't like the WBC... this is just fun to watch IMO.
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NOt sure why some folks don't like the WBC... this is just fun to watch IMO.
Exactly, man. I just don't get what the negativity is about on this. I can understand people not being pumped up for the WBC, but I don't get why people would think that this is a bad thing.

That a player might get injured? Al Pacino's character in Heat said, "you can killed walkin' your doggy", well, the MLB spring training equivalent to that would be "you can pull your hammy playing golf".

It's fun baseball played with passion in MARCH. The Venezuelan and Dominican fans are having a blast in the stands. Sure, not every game is going to be like this and Dominican/Venezuela is the marquee game of the first round, but once it's down to Dominican, Venezuela, Japan, Korea, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Mexico, USA in the 2nd round and then whichever 4 go on to the finals, those will be very good games.

I just don't see what the downside is.
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My only problem it is to altered from what baseball is. I don't like that they can have ties and the fact that there is a set pitching count. Other then that I am fine with it and enjoy it.
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eh... I may not agree with those rules... but come on... we've got baseball in March!!!! This is awesome. I couldn't agree with Doug more: Wait till we get down to round 2, last 4, etc. These games are just gonna get better. BTW Doug, "Get killed walking your doggy" - nice touch!
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