Found March 09, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
If you watched any of last night's MLB Network pre-game broadcast of Mexico's 5-2 upset win over the United States, you learned pretty quickly that Joe Torre and Team USA were "taking this seriously" and "want[ed] to win" and that "this year would be different." Then, RA Dickey took the mound, Mexico had a 2-0 lead by the time the game was four batters old, and they never had a reason to look back.  This is familiar territory for Team USA. In the 2006 WBC, they lost their second game to Canada by a score of 8-6 and had to advance to the second round on a tiebreaker. In 2009, they got plastered by Puerto Rico 11-1 in the first game of the second round, necessitating a trip through the loser's bracket on their way to the semifinals. This 2013 iteration of Team USA isn't eliminated from the tournament yet, but this loss all but assures that they'll need a tiebreaker to get through to the tournament's second round.  Mexico ...
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