Found March 11, 2013 on
Feelin' Kinda Blue:
Saturday was an ugly day for the World Baseball Classic and more specifically, Dodgers' infielder Luis Cruz. But in a somewhat surprising twist, Cruz won't face any disciplinary action for his part in the brawl with team Canada.
From Major League Baseball:
"Because at least one club -- and potentially both -- will not advance to
the second round, WBCI has determined that disciplinary measures would
not have a meaningful corrective impact. Thus, discipline will not be
imposed beyond today's seven game ejections. It is our firm expectation
that the members of Team Mexico, Team Canada and all the tournament's
participating teams will learn from this incident and set a better
example -- one that befits the sport they share -- in the future."
Team USA defeated team Canada on Sunday 5-4 to advance to the second round of the tournament.
While the WBC doesn't count toward the MLB regular season, I wouldn't have been surprised to see...
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