Originally posted on World Series Dreaming  |  Last updated 3/9/13
With today’s declaration of war between Canada and Mexico, won by the Canadian side (who has already apologized numerous times for Bryan Adams), Team Italy has advanced to the second round of the World Baseball Classic.  Here’s a summary of the skirmishes from World War Que/Eh: The HBT team made a good observation, illustrating one of the inherent flaws of the WBC pool ranking system: As a side note, the use of run differential in the tie-breaker means that Mexico has no “unwritten rules” ground upon which to stand after taking offense to Robinson’s ninth-inning bunt. Probably doesn’t look too good for the WBC, and especially not if they want to eventually get baseball back into the rotation in the Olympics.  But let’s not quibble over this, although it is quite a black mark against an otherwise intriguing event full of exciting games so far.  Part of the excitement comes direct from Team Italy, and involves some heroics from one Anthony Rizzo. In their opening game, the Italians w...
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