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Friday, December 9th, 2016

BONG GOT HIT HARD (AND OTHER WBC THOUGHTS)

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I did not watch the final of the WBC. I watched about 3 minutes in total of the entire tourney. I could not tell you who won the first WBC.

Japan has won it all. Hooray. They had Kenji Johjima batting 4th and he left 11 men on base last night. Jae Kuk Ryu, former Cub and bird killer, was called on to pitch for Korea in a meaningful situation. Wait — were South and North Korea combined? That hardly seems fair. Why didn’t the U.S. get to add Puerto Rico? Sorry, this WBC means absolutely nothing for me.

I would rather watch spring training games from other cities to see their prospects and how other teams are coming together for the new season.

If only LaTroy Hawkins was on his game, and maybe Jeremy Guthrie — the USA would have won it all. Or not. LaTroy Hawkins and Jeremy Guthrie? Ted Lilly? Matt Lindstrom? If this is so important why are we trotting out those guys?

You know why? Because it’s not important. Can’t wait for the start of the real season. When Ted Lilly getting hammered actually means something to me.

[tag]World Baseball Classic[/tag]

  • dhaab

    I wasn’t a big fan of the WBC last year but it’s starting to grow on me. So far, it seems to be a lot more difficult to get the best American players to compete in this tournament than it is for the smaller countries to get their stars to participate. Not sure why that is but I don’t agree that the WBC is unimportant. I just don’t understand how you can even comment about this when you hardly watched any of it. Any sporting event that pits countries against one another is important. Just my two cents.

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