illustration by Samara Pearlstein
sticky: liveblog schedule
Puerto Rico and Pudge! Venezuela and Tigers! Awkward reunions! Pool 2! 8 pm Monday! Liveblog! Click the link to access the liveblog in a new window! Excitement incarnate!
postscript: things we learned from this game:
–Ian Snell, man of many names
–this match-up created the best crowd since we left the Tokyo Dome
–Magglio Ordonez supports Hugo Chavez, everyone in the rest of the world including Venezuelan baseball fans is infuriated and disgusted by this
–“crossfiring”, it is a mystery
–FIRST INSTANT REPLAY OF THE WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC
Many thanks to Snuppy the Hound, ivantopumpyouup, tigerstyler, anaaki, and Jeff for joining me to watch this amazing example of WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC EXCITEMENT!! Instant replay! Pitching!!! Ian Snell’s million names!!!! Rick Sutcliffe thinking that K-Rod is still playing for the Angels!!!!!!!
The next liveblog will be tomorrow, 11pm, Japan/Korea (MLBN). It’ll be at BCRS. Yu Darvish will be pitching for Japan. Not To Be Missed.
Oh my goodness I just need to mention that in the Cuba/Mexico game, they are talking about how different it is playing in the various Latin American countries, as opposed to playing in the US. Some dude in the booth (I believe it’s Dan Shulman) says,
“I’m going to take my kids down there, because there’s a lot of poverty, but people are happy. There’s a great lesson there.”
Do they even realize what they are saying? Or are they so complacently privileged that it seriously does not even cross their minds? I do wonder.