Monday, March 20, 2006
And Also: The almost expected happened, not making it any less troubling. Korea finally lost a game, their third against Japan, ending the WBC at 6-1. The first two rounds were basically best of three, but the semifinals were sudden death. This was acceptable for Cuba/DR, who both were not perfect beforehand. But, a 3-3 team being able to get to the finals by beating a 6-0 team once ... a team that beat them twice already, seems unfair. They did win big, but that only tempers things a bit. Cuba getting to the finals btw is not surprising -- their season is ongoing at this point (so they are in game shape), and their ability is well known.