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Puerto Rico reaches WBC ‘17 semifinals | MLB.com

“They’re doing a lot of things right right now,” said Team USA manager Jim Leyland after Friday’s game. “They’re a very good team. They play the game right. They play a combination of big ball and small ball, and you tip your hat to them.”

Jim Furtado Posted: March 18, 2017 at 08:02 AM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Batman Posted: March 20, 2017 at 09:33 PM (#5420336)
This game's a lot of fun.
   2. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 20, 2017 at 09:59 PM (#5420345)
Players that have hit 60 HR in a season since 2000:

Barry Bonds
Sammy Sosa
Wlad Balentien
   3. Baldrick Posted: March 20, 2017 at 10:12 PM (#5420350)
Is this the de facto chatter thread?

I'm enjoying the game a lot. Could really do without the grumpy old white guy commentary on the various baserunning errors, though. I mean: yes they were dumb. Doesn't make the smugness of the commentary any less irritating.
   4. PeteF3 Posted: March 20, 2017 at 10:39 PM (#5420357)
I just now saw the Profar play in the 1st inning...I dunno, if watching any play gives a viewer or broadcaster the right to be smug, that has to be it.
   5. Baldrick Posted: March 20, 2017 at 10:52 PM (#5420361)
Baez tags everyone. Baez cannot be tagged. Awesome slide.
   6. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: March 20, 2017 at 10:52 PM (#5420362)
Another incredible swim slide by Baez. he was out by 10 feet, and just might be ruled safe on replay.
   7. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: March 20, 2017 at 11:17 PM (#5420370)
So this is a world without manager challenges. Sheesh!
   8. Baldrick Posted: March 20, 2017 at 11:17 PM (#5420371)
I'm a fan of replay but dear god just shoot me.
   9. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: March 20, 2017 at 11:21 PM (#5420372)
Good to see some judgement exercised on that last review. Pagan's slide was clearly legal by the spirit of the rule, if not by the technical letter of the rule. He simply chose not to hang onto the bag as he slid. Good call.
   10. Baldrick Posted: March 21, 2017 at 01:20 AM (#5420404)
Oh man, I really really hate this 'start with guys one first and second' thing.
   11. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: March 21, 2017 at 01:30 AM (#5420407)
OK, so PR wins. Does the poor slob on the mound who retired the only two batters he faced get the loss?
   12. Ardo Posted: March 21, 2017 at 03:07 AM (#5420411)
That was a fantastic baseball game. Obligatory Cubs note: Javier Baez is on fire.
   13. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: March 21, 2017 at 04:45 AM (#5420416)
[11] Yup. That's why I didn't like the Jansen move in the 9th. If he doesn't have a lead, you'll need outs in an extra inning and starting in the 11th, run prevention gets a lot harder.
   14. Random Transaction Generator Posted: March 21, 2017 at 06:20 AM (#5420420)
Does the poor slob on the mound who retired the only two batters he faced get the loss?


Technicality: He intentionally walked the second batter to load the bases. Plus, he also faced three batters the previous inning (and got them out).

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