Thought it was interesting to see the South Koreans overpower Venezuela last night in the World Baseball Classic semifinals, especially given their lack of major-league experience (one major leaguer vs. 22 major leaguers and 8 MLB All-Stars). But what they lack in MLB games, they certainly make up for with teamwork and a near flawless approach to the execution of the game.
Kevin Baxter has as a great story in today’s LA Times about the South Koreans, but my favorite line was this:
Classic. Here’s hoping that scenario doesn’t repeat itself (to a lesser degree) with tonight’s second semifinal game of Japan vs. the USA. Dodgerfan.net will be at the WBC finals tomorrow night and we’re looking forward to rooting on the U.S., so let’s go Oswalt!
So single game tickets to the semi-finals and finals of the World Baseball Classic at Dodger Stadium are now on sale (no need to buy strips of tickets to multiple games). The Dodgerfan guys just picked up two tickets to the finals on Monday, March 23. We didn’t go last time, but heard that the entire experience was really amazing and are looking forward to some good baseball (Japan beat Cuba 10-6 in 2006 with Dice-K being named MVP)
Provisional team rosters are set to be announced today at 3:00 p.m. PT.
U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!