Originally posted on Friarhood  |  Last updated 3/20/13
Let me start off this morning by saying congratulations to the Dominican Republic on winning this year’s World Baseball Classic. This is the first time that Japan has not won the competition as Puerto Rico knocked them off in the previous round. What was amazing about the DR is that they won this thing undefeated. All the way from game one they hadn’t been beat at all, and they won against a team they had met two times prior. Not too often do you get a team that goes undefeated in a playoff-like atmosphere. You could tell too that the players were genuinely happy to win this for their country, and you know the Dominican is happy as well. This brings up the question if the USA had won, would Americans care? For most countries involved this was a big deal. Now that baseball isn’t in the Olympics this was the immediate substitute. However, for most Americans they probably had no idea this was going on. It kind of figures though, the whole tournament was buried on the MLB Network instead of
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