Found March 14, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
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It took seven years, but we finally got a matchup between the Dominican Republic and the United States of America in the World Baseball Classic. It was worth the wait. With a spot in the final round on the line, the Dominicans rallied in the top of the ninth in front of a frenzied crowd that seemed to be made up mostly of Dominican fans, celebrating every big hit like it was a walkoff home run. I'm only speaking for myself here, but it was unlike anything I've seen on a baseball field in March.  Let's just take a second to talk about the scene in Miami in the top of the ninth inning. With Nelson Cruz on third base and one out in a 1-1 game, Erick Aybar came up to the plate as a pinch-hitter to face Craig Kimbrel. With the crowd seemingly on the edge of an eruption, Aybar took a 1-1 pitch that looked like it was six inches off of the outside part of the plate. Umpire Angel Hernandez called the pitch strike two. The crowd howled, Aybar literally jumped up and down in t...
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