Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Sunday, March 19, 2017

USA beats Dominican Republic in WBC ‘17 | MLB.com

No work today so I got to watch Giancarlo Stanton’s homer when it happened.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 19, 2017 at 08:20 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dominican republic, giancarlo stanton, usa, wbc

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Random Transaction Generator Posted: March 19, 2017 at 08:38 AM (#5419484)
   2. PreservedFish Posted: March 19, 2017 at 11:05 AM (#5419496)
#1 - Thank you for that. Superb highlight.

These games look so goddam fun.
   3. cercopithecus aethiops Posted: March 19, 2017 at 11:20 AM (#5419499)
Yeah. On the one hand, it's obvious that things like pitch counts and additional restrictions imposed by MLB clubs and all the players who aren't participating mean that the WBC isn't everything it could be. But, hell, just watch the damned games. It's been incredibly entertaining.
   4. PreservedFish Posted: March 19, 2017 at 11:23 AM (#5419500)
Found this close-up on reddit:

not Albright
   5. cardsfanboy Posted: March 19, 2017 at 05:46 PM (#5419611)
Stanton's 117mph hr makes me wish Stat Cast was around for McGwire.(or Jack Clark---as a Cardinal fan)
   6. Man o' Schwar Posted: March 19, 2017 at 09:42 PM (#5419670)
I'd love to have had Statcast for that ball Glenallen Hill hit onto the rooftop of one of the buildings across the street from Wrigley.

My conservative estimate is that it was going about Mach 2 when it left the stadium.
   7. Jay Seaver Posted: March 20, 2017 at 01:56 AM (#5419701)
Went to these games, and #4 and #6 (the Puerto Rico-USA game and this) were some of the most fun I've ever had at the ballpark. This one, especially, was a great game and a fantastic atmosphere, with the USA and Dominican partisans boisterous but not hostile toward each other.

I've said it in many WBC threads, but I really think this should happen every odd-numbered year rather than every four. I don't see the enthusiasm waning from the other countries, and having it become part of spring training 50% of the time would get Americans to treat it as less of a routine-busting distraction.
   8. dr. scott Posted: March 20, 2017 at 04:00 PM (#5420127)
Trying to get a TV on this game at the local bar was challenging during March Madness, but we managed after several yelling bouts and the poor bartender left shaking after a few interactions. The wife and I need to bring her dinner one day soon during her shift.

really looking forward to the games today and tomorrow. I imagine it will be a PR/Japan final. but anything can happen in one game of baseball and the US has a good team this year and may beat Japan. What is the consensus on this game?

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Harveys Wallbangers
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOMNICHATTER needs no reason, just space, for June 28, 217
(42 - 8:28pm, Jun 28)
Last: Joyful Calculus Instructor

NewsblogAs the Tigers falter, Justin Verlander emerges as an intriguing trade possibility
(22 - 8:18pm, Jun 28)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogOTP 26 June 2017: Confederations Cup shows how sports media in Russia differs from politics
(685 - 8:15pm, Jun 28)
Last: Jay Z

NewsblogDodgers rookie Cody Bellinger has never heard of 'Seinfeld,' teammates hilariously respond
(190 - 8:10pm, Jun 28)
Last: Dog on the sidewalk

NewsblogLet's Do the Math on Miguel Montero and Jake Arrieta
(8 - 8:04pm, Jun 28)
Last: Spahn Insane, stimulus-funded BurlyMan™

NewsblogOT: Summer Soccer Thread 2017
(99 - 8:02pm, Jun 28)
Last: AuntBea calls himself Sky Panther

NewsblogMiguel Montero after Cubs cut him: ‘People can’t handle the truth’ – Chicago Sun-Times
(21 - 7:52pm, Jun 28)
Last: Spahn Insane, stimulus-funded BurlyMan™

NewsblogCENTRAL PARK - JULY 1, 2017 10 AM - BBTF ANNUAL SOFTBALL EXTRAVAGANZA
(301 - 7:25pm, Jun 28)
Last: Never Give an Inge (Dave)

NewsblogThe education of New York Yankees prospect Clint Frazier
(5 - 6:58pm, Jun 28)
Last: Bug Selig

NewsblogSprint Speed shows fastest at each position | MLB.com
(40 - 6:57pm, Jun 28)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogOT-NBA off season thread
(146 - 6:50pm, Jun 28)
Last: madvillain

NewsblogMiguel Montero shifts blame to pitchers after Nationals steal seven bases - Chicago Tribune
(75 - 6:40pm, Jun 28)
Last: Cargo Cultist

NewsblogRon Darling rips Mets’ muscle-head trainers as a ‘joke’ | New York Post
(23 - 6:36pm, Jun 28)
Last: The Duke

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 2005 Ballot
(2 - 6:07pm, Jun 28)
Last: DL from MN

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 2005 Discussion
(16 - 5:54pm, Jun 28)
Last: DL from MN

Page rendered in 0.2389 seconds
47 querie(s) executed