Sunday, March 19, 2006


Korea's run came to an end today. Kelly wasn't terribly disappointed with the result of the latest Japan vs. Korea matchup (Korea made it further than most had predicted and were undefeated until the game today), but she thought it was dumb that they had to play each other three times during three different rounds of the same tournament. Maybe we just need more countries to participate so that the brackets fan out a bit more in future WBC Classics.

The Japanese finally found their stride today, and their bats came back to life. Uehara pitched really well, and the wind was completely taken out of team Korea's sails once pinch-hitter Fukudome roped that two-run dinger into the right-field stands. If it hadn't been for that rain delay in the middle of the 8th inning, I think Japan would have added a couple more runs to their total. Ichiro also played a great game.

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