Tuesday, March 21, 2006

World Baseball Classic!

Yipee! Japan wins the first World Baseball Classic! Nihon ichiban! Awesome! They deserve it!

Some of the best baseball you'll see this year was played during this series. It was really wonderful to see all the different countries playing the same game, but with their own different styles. Very cool!

It must have been great for teams like Cuba who have only really been able to play against amateur teams to finally test their mettle against the best in the world. To come in second for them must be fantastic! I was surprised that the Dominican Republic didn't make it to the final, but there is some degree of luck involved, and if you have one bad game, that might be all it takes to send you home early.

And Korea! Where did they come from???!!! (And don't say Asia, I know that!) :) But they were incredible! They just kinda snuck up on the rest of the world, I don't think people were aware how good they had gotten, but we all know now!

This was a great experience/experiment, and I'm sure it'll very quickly become one of the most anticipated sporting events!