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Friday, March 01, 2013

World Baseball Classic OMNICHATTER Day 1

Pool B: Taipei vs. Australia, 11:30 PM EST, MLBN and ESPN Deportes
Pool A: Brazil vs. Japan, 5:00 AM EST, MLBN and ESPN Deportes
Pool B: Netherlands vs. Korea, 6:30 AM EST, will be on Tape Delay MLBN and ESPN Deportes later

Chatter up!

Gamingboy Posted: March 01, 2013 at 10:52 AM | 323 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   301. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: March 02, 2013 at 09:12 AM (#4379109)
Korea vs. Taiwan is gonna be a barnburner. And the Dutch look really good (at least from their stats).
   302. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: March 02, 2013 at 09:15 AM (#4379110)
Who's hurt?
   303. rb's team is hopeful for the new year! Posted: March 02, 2013 at 09:19 AM (#4379111)
So are people watching the korea game on tape delay, or has it already been discussed and i should avoid the thread for spoilers?
   304. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: March 02, 2013 at 09:24 AM (#4379115)
There's spoilers in the last page.
   305. Tschingsch Posted: March 02, 2013 at 09:24 AM (#4379116)
Some of us are watching it...
   306. Gamingboy Posted: March 02, 2013 at 09:35 AM (#4379120)
I'll be back later, something's come up (as you could see by my silence recently)
   307. morineko Posted: March 02, 2013 at 09:49 AM (#4379123)
How did Kuo look last night? I couldn't stay awake for the extra 10 minutes it would have taken me to see him pitch. From the box score, it looks like he was on, but that doesn't tell me how his control was in general.
   308. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: March 02, 2013 at 10:02 AM (#4379128)
What's the ratio of Carribbeans to Hollanders on the Dutch team?
   309. Devin has a deep burning passion for fuzzy socks Posted: March 02, 2013 at 10:18 AM (#4379134)
Just curious, what's the crowd like at this game?
   310. rb's team is hopeful for the new year! Posted: March 02, 2013 at 10:21 AM (#4379137)
Poor. Thought it would be better.
   311. RMc's Unenviable Situation Posted: March 02, 2013 at 10:29 AM (#4379139)
The utchday utoutshay the oreanskay.
   312. Tschingsch Posted: March 02, 2013 at 10:45 AM (#4379146)
Tjerk.
   313. Bourbon Samurai, what price fettucine? Posted: March 02, 2013 at 11:17 AM (#4379156)
god damn it ROK
   314. RollingWave Posted: March 02, 2013 at 12:44 PM (#4379183)
How did Kuo look last night? I couldn't stay awake for the extra 10 minutes it would have taken me to see him pitch. From the box score, it looks like he was on, but that doesn't tell me how his control was in general.


Hard to say, some positive and some negative.

Biggest positive : his arm is still clearly attached to his shoulder!!

From a camera view his pitch seem noticeably faster than anyone else in the game, you could even say that it looked explosive. though the guns yesterday was a mess, the Miles gun shown on the screen seem to be at least 3-4 miles slower than what the local announcer keep reading, if we believe the former he was pitching around 86-88 mph, the later however keep saying that he's pitching around 146 and up to 149 kMph, which is about 91 to 94. which seems more consistent with the reports from the warmup games over the last couple week.

He did also throw at least one nice hook.

Control seem spotty, though it's not like he was really a control / command guy to begin with.

Hopefully we'll get to see him a few more times at least this tournament. so far so good at lest. the fact that he can actually pitch a inning without being sent to the hospital is probably already something of a minor miracle (see Chris Snelling in this game.)
   315. Greg K Posted: March 02, 2013 at 12:52 PM (#4379186)
What's the ratio of Carribbeans to Hollanders on the Dutch team?

Per Wikipedia I've got

Curacao 9
Netherlands 7
Aruba 2
Netherlands Antilles 2
Canada 1

EDIT: Plus 7 unknowns...(I'm sure SOMEONE knows where they're from, I'm just too lazy to look them up)

Though to guess by name -
Kevin Heijstek (Europe)
Joanthan Isenia (Carribean)
Mark Pawelek (Poland?)
Orlando Yntema (Carribean)
Bas Nooij (Europe)
Dashenko Ricardo (Carribean)
Quintin de Cuba (Carribean)
   316. Der-K: downgraded to lurker Posted: March 02, 2013 at 01:26 PM (#4379191)
Pawelek is a former 1st rd pick from Utah
Ricardo is from the NA.
   317. Gamingboy Posted: March 02, 2013 at 01:48 PM (#4379196)
Leon Boyd, one of the few honest-to-goodness passport players on the Netherlands, is the son of a Canadian Hockey player who met his wife while playing in Holland, if memory serves.

Also, I submitted the Day 2 Omnichatter, hopefully it'll be up later.
   318. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: March 02, 2013 at 01:51 PM (#4379198)
Wow, Korea going down really changes the outlook of bracket B. That was the bracket that looked like it had a good chance of a 1-3 team advancing, and that it would mainly be a show of which lower tier team could beat the other two lower tier teams. Now it's chaos. (Looking really bad for Australia, though)
   319. Gamingboy Posted: March 02, 2013 at 03:16 PM (#4379228)
The day 2 omnichatter isn't up that, and that makes me sad.

By the way, David Hernandez has replaced Chris Perez on the USA roster. There was some initial controversy because it was thought he was going to be on Team Mexico, but it turns out that he hadn't been able to provide the proper documentation to Mexico, so he wasn't going to play for them and was, well, a WBC free agent.

Have to say, looking at his stats, I did not realize he did that well last year.
   320. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: March 02, 2013 at 03:59 PM (#4379244)
What makes me more sad than day 2 omnichatter not being up is that if you go to the front page of espn.com, there is no evidence that the WBC exists. Heck, they have a soccer scoreboard up that isn't even MLS, but no WBC. It's almost like a media blackout.
   321. Gamingboy Posted: March 02, 2013 at 04:19 PM (#4379250)
What makes me more sad than day 2 omnichatter not being up is that if you go to the front page of espn.com, there is no evidence that the WBC exists. Heck, they have a soccer scoreboard up that isn't even MLS, but no WBC. It's almost like a media blackout.

Interestingly, that can't be said for the ESPN Deportes website, where, while not front and center, it is certainly there and could be front and center later on when the games themselves are going on.

This seems to be a mix of "Most of the players in these games aren't MLB" and "Sour grapes because MLB decided to bring the WBC in-house". I can guarantee you that once Team USA, DR, PR, etc. start playing that it will be getting more attention simply because of the names involved, or if Barry Larkin (who WORKS FOR ESPN) pulls off an upset.

The fact is is that ESPN, with the exception of the super-duper big events (Super Bowl, Olympics, World Series, etc.), will always prioritize the content they own the rights to before that which they don't. This is especially true with events that are happening during ESPN broadcasts of stuff. Like, if this was a slow Monday with no major NCAA basketball going on, it might be on the front of the English ESPN, but right in the middle of a NCAA-packed saturday, it probably won't until the MLB players arrive in large numbers.
   322. The Yankee Clapper Posted: March 02, 2013 at 04:50 PM (#4379262)
What makes me more sad than day 2 omnichatter not being up is that if you go to the front page of espn.com, there is no evidence that the WBC exists.

If you go to ESPN's MLB page, there is quite a bit of WBC material. Might have to be using the Desktop version of the site since the Tablet version is usually somewhat abbreviated.
   323. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: March 03, 2013 at 12:10 AM (#4379455)
The guy currently pitching for Brazil seems to be beer league quality.
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