18
Mar
09

THE WORLD CUP OF BASEBALL

I ignored it, I did not care, I failed.  For the major baseball fan which I consider myself to be, last night I was not.   I instead watched the seventh inning and after failing to rally in some runs I switched over to my beloved Lakers who blew yet another lead in the fourth resulting in another loss.  For the select few of you who did watch the game, I give you praise.  The United States of America was facing off against a very talented Puerto Rico squad in the WBC (World Baseball Classic) which was an elimination game.

The United States lost on Sunday to the same Puerto Rico team that had to bring on the mercy rule.  If a team gets down by ten runs and can not close the gap then the game is called after the sixth inning I believe.  That is what happened to the all powerful team USA.  Pretty much an embarrassing and very low point for our sports nation.

Round two was going to be different.  We could not get embarrassed like again nor were we going to let that happen again.  Each team went back and forth exchanging leads steadily until about the seventh.  The US had two runners in scoring position with two outs down by one run.  All we could produce was an infield ground out to kill our chances at any rally.  The same happened in the eight.  No runs were scored by the good guys.  The bad guys did score another run putting us down three to five.

In the ninth inning we made our move which would eventually throw us into the semifinals to be played at one of the great ball parks in America, Dodger Stadium.  What I saw on Sports Center last night was magical.  It gave me goosebumps and put the feet of all those sports writers back into their mouth.  They said we did not have heart and did not care.  Did you see all the guys rushing the plate and second base off of the golf swing that even Tiger would struggle to make contact with?  Yeah it was sick.

My boy Tiger taught me this swing

My boy Tiger taught me this swing

Discipline is the only thing that I can say won the game for the USofA.  With the heads up base running of Shane Victorino and Roberts in the bottom of the ninth, it put lots of pressure onto the pitching of PR.  So much pressure that the bases then got loaded and they walked in a run.  The next at bat was brilliant.  David Wright worked the count and took a low breaking ball off of his shoe laces and hit an inside out golf swing that was place perfectly.  Barely landed fair and right in between first and right.  This shot scored runners from second and third giving team USA the W.

Hopefully this magic will get the baseball nation more interested in watching our team win it all, and wittiness that there is great baseball world wide.

Damn, you are one beautiful human.  Did you get tickets to see the gun show?

Damn, you are one beautiful human. Did you get tickets to see the gun show?

Lets hope it gets more ratings and attention then A-Roids most recent Details photo shoot.  The mojo is back for team USA. It is time to get on the bandwagon once again and call yourself a fan.  Do not worry we will accept you back…….

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1 Response to “THE WORLD CUP OF BASEBALL”


  1. 1 Zack
    March 19, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    i feel bad for a-rod. i don’t think i could have scripted a downfall better. oh wait, i don’t give a shit. burn arod.


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