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WBC: Team USA embarrassed

Postby joejlitz » Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:51 am

So the USA was mercy-ruled against Puerto Rico, 11-1 after 7 innings. Wow. 2 things:
1) Given that they are a U.S. territory, did they have to beat up on us that bad?
2) There must be a lot of talent on such a little island.

Meh. I guess we'll always have football (not futbol).
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Re: WBC: Team USA embarrassed

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:27 am

In response to your first point, they sure as heck should have beaten up on us every bit as well as they can. You're playing for the pride of your own country, not one that you're associated with. Good for them.

That being said, it's double elimination, so lets not cast the U.S. out just yet.
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Re: WBC: Team USA embarrassed

Postby steelerfan513 » Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:52 am

joejlitz wrote:1) Given that they are a U.S. territory, did they have to beat up on us that bad?


I know. We should take away their self-governance. :-B
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Re: WBC: Team USA embarrassed

Postby joejlitz » Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:59 am

steelerfan513 wrote:
joejlitz wrote:1) Given that they are a U.S. territory, did they have to beat up on us that bad?


I know. We should take away their self-governance. :-B

That's what I'm saying steelerfan! You're a true patriot!

I think we could pretty easily place a siege around their island - nobody in or out, no imports/exports; 2 years of that and they won't have anymore bats and then they won't be able to practice and then they won't beat us anymore. That's my plan!

As for double-elimination, I read that we are in the loser's bracket, so no shot at 1st place.
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Re: WBC: Team USA embarrassed

Postby The Artful Dodger » Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:09 pm

Meh, I think the WBC is a lousy idea, but that's just me. I wouldn't want to see any of my favorite team's players logging in unnecessary AB or IP, which will come back to bite them in the league.
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Re: WBC: Team USA embarrassed

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:07 pm

joejlitz wrote:
steelerfan513 wrote:
joejlitz wrote:1) Given that they are a U.S. territory, did they have to beat up on us that bad?


I know. We should take away their self-governance. :-B

That's what I'm saying steelerfan! You're a true patriot!

I think we could pretty easily place a siege around their island - nobody in or out, no imports/exports; 2 years of that and they won't have anymore bats and then they won't be able to practice and then they won't beat us anymore. That's my plan!

As for double-elimination, I read that we are in the loser's bracket, so no shot at 1st place.


That's not what a loser's bracket means. Any team that hasn't lost twice still have a shot at 1st place. Losers bracket does not equal consolation bracket.
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Re: WBC: Team USA embarrassed

Postby portisfan24 » Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:08 pm

I'm not sure I would stop my guys from going. I remember when Vernon Wells played in 06 he had the best start of his career and it was attributed to having meaningful atbats the WBC. I think its a pretty cool idea honestly.
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Re: WBC: Team USA embarrassed

Postby joejlitz » Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:00 pm

A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:
joejlitz wrote:
steelerfan513 wrote:
I know. We should take away their self-governance. :-B

That's what I'm saying steelerfan! You're a true patriot!

I think we could pretty easily place a siege around their island - nobody in or out, no imports/exports; 2 years of that and they won't have anymore bats and then they won't be able to practice and then they won't beat us anymore. That's my plan!

As for double-elimination, I read that we are in the loser's bracket, so no shot at 1st place.


That's not what a loser's bracket means. Any team that hasn't lost twice still have a shot at 1st place. Losers bracket does not equal consolation bracket.

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Re: WBC: Team USA embarrassed

Postby Mugrila » Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:37 pm

Hopefully that loss is motivation for them the rest of the way. :-°
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Re: WBC: Team USA embarrassed

Postby Cowboys 4 life » Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:37 am

Are these the best American guys in Baseball? http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/worldbaseba ... MGPq8lMK1_


There alot of guys who are better but decided not to play.
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