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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

WBC Game Chatter 3-10-09: Italy/Venezuela II, DR/Netherlands II and Cuba/Australia

LIVE from Mexico City, Toronto and San Juan, it’s the World Baseball Classic with the BBTF Discussors!

Schedule for today:

Italy vs. Venezuela (ELIMINATION GAME) at 5:00 PM EST on ESPN2

Dominican Republic vs. Netherlands (ELIMINATION GAME) at 6:30 PM EST on MLB Network

Cuba vs. Australia (winner advances, loser faces Mexico) at 10:00 PM EST on MLB Network


Advanced: Japan, Korea, USA, Puerto Rico

Still alive for potential advancement but not playing: Mexico (1-1)

Eliminated: Taiwan, China, Panama, Canada, South Africa

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   301. Lassus Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:03 AM (#3098995)
I missed my chance for more Dutch swearing:

Bloedpoepende maaghond!
   302. The George Sherrill Selection Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:03 AM (#3098997)
SWEET!

Go Dutch!
   303. Home Run Teal & Black Black Black Gone! Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:03 AM (#3098998)
Feel the fury. The Dutch fury.
   304. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:03 AM (#3098999)
Gameday had a one-base error at that.
   305. Good cripple hitter Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:04 AM (#3099000)
Thanks Teal and Black.

Edit: Thanks as well Russlan.
   306. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:04 AM (#3099001)
   307. Lassus Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:04 AM (#3099003)
WHEEEEEE thank you, Cubs!
   308. altavista Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:04 AM (#3099004)
He didn't dive and miss it. He stooped and it cleared his glove.
   309. Esoteric Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:04 AM (#3099005)
Holy ####. Leadoff double???
   310. Juan V Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:04 AM (#3099006)
THERE IS STILL HOPE!
   311. BeanoCook Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:04 AM (#3099007)
Cubs!
   312. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:04 AM (#3099008)
Former University of Maine star Curt Smith is at bat, ready to bring tears and fears to Marmol's face.
   313. Esoteric Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:05 AM (#3099010)
Magic. Let's see some magic here.
   314. Lassus Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:05 AM (#3099011)
Ummmm..... no sac bunt? Even I think it might be a good idea and I HATE the sac bunt.
   315. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:05 AM (#3099012)
OTOH, Smith will swing at anything.
   316. Home Run Teal & Black Black Black Gone! Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:05 AM (#3099013)
"Marmol" reminds me of that Simpsons episode where Homer hears everything as "Moe."

"Coming up to pitch, Jose Marmoe. Up to bat, Moe Moe. He's Moe for four tonight. Moe Moe Moe, Moe Moe."
   317. altavista Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:05 AM (#3099014)
My wife keeps asking me why I'm so uptight about spring baseball. I have no idea, really.
   318. Esoteric Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:05 AM (#3099015)
Curt Smith is sowing the seeds of love with this at-bat.
   319. The George Sherrill Selection Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:06 AM (#3099017)
I'm really coming around on this WBC thing.
   320. altavista Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:06 AM (#3099018)
Oh would you guys stop!
   321. The George Sherrill Selection Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:07 AM (#3099019)
Sac fly... sac fly...

Time to redeem yourself, Kingsale.
   322. Lassus Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:07 AM (#3099020)
Curt Smith is sowing the seeds of love with this at-bat.

Oof.

Not when the wind blows like it does tonight.
   323. altavista Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:07 AM (#3099021)
Productive out!
   324. Home Run Teal & Black Black Black Gone! Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:07 AM (#3099022)
C'mon Kingsale. Up the middle.
   325. Esoteric Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:07 AM (#3099023)
SAC FLY. SAC FLY. CAN WE GET A SAC FLY.
   326. Lassus Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:08 AM (#3099025)
Sac fly, c'mon sac fly.

Or, you know, base hit.
   327. Esoteric Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:08 AM (#3099026)
C'mon Kingsale...don't be the WBC's version of Dan Uggla.
   328. Home Run Teal & Black Black Black Gone! Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:08 AM (#3099027)
Eesh. Crazy cuts, there.
   329. altavista Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:08 AM (#3099028)
Kingsale is completely outmatched.
   330. altavista Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:09 AM (#3099029)
In retrospect, should have squeezed.
   331. Lassus Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:09 AM (#3099030)
C'mon Kingsale, redemption.
   332. The George Sherrill Selection Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:09 AM (#3099031)
SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!
   333. Home Run Teal & Black Black Black Gone! Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:09 AM (#3099032)
YES! YES!

IT'S NETHER OVER FOR HOLLAND!
   334. altavista Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:10 AM (#3099035)
Making me look good! Holy ####! Holy ####!
   335. Juan V Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:10 AM (#3099033)
SCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOREEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
   336. Posada Posse Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:10 AM (#3099034)
Tied game!
   337. Esoteric Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:10 AM (#3099036)
DO YOU BELIEVE IN PARTIAL MIRACLES???
   338. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:10 AM (#3099037)
It's a mad world! The Dutch tie it up!
   339. Lassus Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:10 AM (#3099038)
WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO!

1000 times special awesome ok!
   340. Home Run Teal & Black Black Black Gone! Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:10 AM (#3099039)
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WOW.
   341. BeanoCook Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:10 AM (#3099040)
CUBS!!!!
   342. The importance of being Ernest Riles Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:10 AM (#3099041)
This is an incredible game.
   343. Esoteric Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:11 AM (#3099043)
And he looked SO completely outmatched in that at-bat too...and not just a productive out! A single!
   344. Lassus Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:11 AM (#3099045)
OH

MY


GOD
   345. altavista Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:11 AM (#3099044)
Oh my. Timely errors indeed.
   346. Posada Posse Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:11 AM (#3099046)
Oh, Dominicans self-destructing.
   347. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:11 AM (#3099047)
I think I'm the only one rooting for the DR.
   348. Esoteric Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:11 AM (#3099048)
I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENING. A SAC FLY WINS IT. I HEAR CLAPPING IN THE PRESSBOX!
   349. Lassus Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:11 AM (#3099049)
Sac fly wins it!

Passed ball also wins it!
   350. Home Run Teal & Black Black Black Gone! Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:11 AM (#3099050)
This will be a rivalry that extends to all Netherlands-Dominican Republic sports. I'm talking badminton. Tetherball. Croquet.
   351. The importance of being Ernest Riles Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:11 AM (#3099051)
Jeezaloo!

The excitement of the Dutch team is so much fun to watch. I am such a sucker for drama!
   352. crict Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:11 AM (#3099052)
How about a squeeze to end that little miracle?
   353. Juan V Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:12 AM (#3099053)
A sac fly away from an epic upset!
   354. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:12 AM (#3099054)
This feels like too many Met games I've watched the last 2 years.
   355. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:12 AM (#3099055)
Schoop
Hit a bloop
Hit a bloop
Hit a bloop be doop be doop
   356. Lassus Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:12 AM (#3099056)
Oooof. Bad swing.

And, again.
   357. Milford Blatti Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:12 AM (#3099057)
Cubs.
   358. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:12 AM (#3099058)
This is too much. Too much.
   359. The importance of being Ernest Riles Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:12 AM (#3099059)
The announcers are openly rooting for the Dutch. I am, too.
   360. Home Run Teal & Black Black Black Gone! Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:12 AM (#3099060)
Terrible at bat. Poor Schoop.
   361. altavista Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:12 AM (#3099061)
Okay, that was an overmatched AB.
   362. Brandon in MO (Yunitility Infielder) Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:13 AM (#3099062)
What the ####?

YOU'RE INTENTIONALLY WALKING RANDALL SIMON?

WHAT THE ####?
   363. altavista Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:13 AM (#3099063)
Steal home.
   364. Lassus Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:13 AM (#3099064)
RANDALL SIMON INTENTIONAL WALK!

CATS LIVING WITH DOGS!
   365. Juan V Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:13 AM (#3099065)
Randall Simon gonna get walked. BOOOOO
   366. The George Sherrill Selection Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:13 AM (#3099066)
How did Kingsale get to third? I missed it, dammit.
   367. Esoteric Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:13 AM (#3099067)
Now that's lame.
   368. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:13 AM (#3099068)
Marmol is betting both Schoop and de Caster will end up with 4 strikeouts tonight...
   369. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:13 AM (#3099069)
Marmol can't handle the 9th inning.
   370. BeanoCook Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:14 AM (#3099070)
YOU'RE INTENTIONALLY WALKING RANDALL SIMON?

WHAT THE ####?


This defines upset.
   371. altavista Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:14 AM (#3099072)
Kingsale ran to third when Marmol through the ball to LF. two more walks wins it!
   372. The importance of being Ernest Riles Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:14 AM (#3099073)
The old "walk Randall Simon to get to Yurendell de Caster" gambit.
   373. Home Run Teal & Black Black Black Gone! Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:15 AM (#3099074)
I love baseball.
   374. Gamingboy Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:15 AM (#3099075)
I can barely breath!
   375. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:15 AM (#3099076)
Andruw Jones needs to run out of the dugout to pinch hit right now...though de Caster is a seasoned veteran unlike Schoop.
   376. Brandon in MO (Yunitility Infielder) Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:15 AM (#3099077)
Simon has 23.9 walks per 500 PA.. seriously dudes.. what?
   377. Home Run Teal & Black Black Black Gone! Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:16 AM (#3099079)
Simon signaling for Kingsale to get the bugs off his jersey.
   378. Lassus Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:16 AM (#3099078)
That was a closer pitch, but right.
   379. The George Sherrill Selection Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:16 AM (#3099080)
HELLL YEAH!!!!!!!!!
   380. Home Run Teal & Black Black Black Gone! Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:16 AM (#3099082)
IT'S THE DUTCH!
   381. altavista Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:16 AM (#3099083)
Hot damn!
   382. Lassus Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:16 AM (#3099084)
HOLY MOTHER
   383. Esoteric Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:16 AM (#3099085)
DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES?
   384. Brandon in MO (Yunitility Infielder) Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:16 AM (#3099086)
Looks like the 1st base ump is in on the conspiracy.. look at how he "got out of the way" of that one
   385. Juan V Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:16 AM (#3099087)
IN PLAY, RUN(S)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
   386. Esoteric Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:17 AM (#3099088)
DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES?
   387. The importance of being Ernest Riles Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:17 AM (#3099089)
Simon has 23.9 walks per 500 PA.. seriously dudes.. what?

Platoon.
   388. Good cripple hitter Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:17 AM (#3099090)
In play, (runs).

UNBELIEVABLE.
   389. Posada Posse Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:17 AM (#3099091)
Oh my God.
   390. crict Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:17 AM (#3099092)
What was that?

WOW!
   391. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:17 AM (#3099093)
Holy ####. I mean. Wow. Holy ####.
   392. Home Run Teal & Black Black Black Gone! Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:17 AM (#3099094)
Defensive replacement too. Amazing. AMAZING.
   393. Brandon in MO (Yunitility Infielder) Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:17 AM (#3099095)
BTW..

intentional walks don't work
   394. The importance of being Ernest Riles Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:17 AM (#3099097)
OH MY GOD
   395. Lassus Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:17 AM (#3099098)
LISTEN TO THE MUSIC!

Adagio for Strings by Barber!

You don't get that in America, even.
   396. Esoteric Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:17 AM (#3099099)
THIS IS SO INCREDIBLY AWESOME I CAN'T BREATHE. I CAN'T BREATHE. I CAN'T BREATHE. I'M FEELING DIZZY THIS IS ####### FANTASTIC.

A MIRACLE. THE MIRACLE ON TURF.
   397. Gamingboy Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:18 AM (#3099100)
I love baseball.
   398. Brandon in MO (Yunitility Infielder) Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:18 AM (#3099101)
The Ump kicked the ball away from the 1st baseman

CONSPIRACY
   399. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:18 AM (#3099103)
Serves Marmot right for not getting a mugshot taken in a DR cap. What is he, some sort of traitor?
   400. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: March 11, 2009 at 02:18 AM (#3099104)
That is legitimately the biggest upset I've ever seen. I can't believe that.
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