Found March 20, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
It's been apparent since the earliest days of the 2013 WBC that the team from the Dominican Republic was the best team in the tournament, and now they have a trophy to prove it. With a 3-0 win over Puerto Rico on Tuesday night, the Dominican Republic officially claimed their first WBC title and in fact, became just the second country to win the young tournament after Japan took home the first two crowns in 2006 and 2009.    The Dominican team swept through the entire tournament, going 3-0 in the first round (including a win over Puerto Rico), 3-0 in the second round (including a win over Puerto Rico), then wins in the semifinals and finals (including a win over Puerto Rico). Which is to say that the weird nature of the WBC can sometimes crown a champion that might not be considered the best team in the tournament, but no one would argue that that's true this time around because the Dominican team has been impressive from the outset in a way that some of the other p...
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