Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 3/20/13
The Dominican Republic finished an eight game blitzing if all it's WBC opposition to take the title of Puerto Rico last night 3-0. Puerto Rico starter and career minor leaguer Giancarlo Alvarado surrendered three first inning runs which was all the Dominican would need. With notable players injured or electing not to participate, an Alvarado/Samuel Deduno matchup may not have captured the imagination of baseball fans, but Deduno silenced a Puerto Rican lineup that featured Carlos Beltran, Yadier Molina, and several other MLB regulars as the Dominicans defeated Puerto Rico for the third time in the tournament. Robinson Cano hit .469 with two homer runs to take MVP honors. The pre-game ceremony was fitting of the occasion without being overly grandiose like the Super Bowl pre-game festivities. Instead of using it as a platform for some crappy artist like MLB does during the All-Star Game and postseason, they had musicians that honored both finalists. Lets all hope Canada never r...
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