I’ve watched 3 pitches of WBC ball in my life. And the third one resulted in a brawl. A brawl that is the new ‘thing that Canada baseball will be remembered for’. What a weekend!
Let’s start on Friday. That Italy game. Mama Mia! I was listening to updates on the radio, I didn’t even know that there was a mercy rule. What is this? My grade seven 3-pitch tournament? That’s a tough one to take.
On to Saturday. The brawl. If I had taken from the Italians like that, I’d be looking for someone to punch too.
I really couldn’t believe what I was seeing when it started. I didn’t see the bunt. The sound wasn’t on, so I didn’t have a recap of recent events. Just the melee. And it was awesome.
The only thing that would have made it better would have been to see Joey Votto and Adrian Gonzales stand toe to toe and throw $100 million bombs at each other. Can’t have it all, I guess.
***Footnote to the game – Joey Bats thinks the Canadian team are scum. Gotta respect the code, man: http://www.thestar.com/sports/baseball/2013/03/10/jose_bautista_canada_broke_baseballs_code.html
Then Sunday, blew it against the USA. Ernie Whitt showed us nicely why he is not a major league manager.
Ah well. Now if the Dominican can get eliminated so Edwin and Reyes can get back to camp.
So, to summarize this weekend in Canada Ball;
Our nation’s greatest embarrassment (Italy mercy rule debacle)
Our nation’s proudest moment (standing up for ourselves in the face of those pesky, code abiding Mexicans)
Our nation’s most recent reality check (USA bouncing us)
Bautista not cool with the bunt. He’s still a Canadian Hero though: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjzqkS5VMRE
PS – Yankees are interested in Chipper Jones. That is fabulous. http://deadspin.com/brian-cashman-wants-to-sign-chipper-jones-but-he-needs-452412016
3 weeks until opening day.
3 WEEKS UNTIL OPENING DAY!!!!