Comment by Well-Beered Englishman — March 4, 2013 @ 1:03 pm
I throw a devastating 1 mph changeup to compliment my ~25 mph heater.
Comment by Ted Turner's Moustache — March 4, 2013 @ 1:31 pm
Love the WBC and your coverage…hate the WBC website and ticket pricing…dismal attendance should be buttressed by free/reduced tickets…kids and seniors especially…interest in other countries confined to home teams and home boys…joyous fans having the best time in Taiwan despite dismal weather…cruel for the captivatiing Netherlands team to be playing in those conditions…not used to weather below 70 degrees…amazing how Brazil gave Japan and Cuba a scare…Brazilian baseball is quite a story and unknown in the USA…Cuba’s manager is an ass…WBC is just getting better and better, and I have my overpriced tickets for the final game…who knows when they’ll be back!
My understanding was that the announced velocities and the displayed MPH didn’t sync up. Given MPH is pretty much just tagged on for us USA mathematical neanderthals, wouldn’t the KPH be more likely correct?
It was funny seeing that Japan game with a packed house to that other one that had less people than a Marlins game.
Comment by DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy — March 4, 2013 @ 9:10 pm
Hey I was awake! Didn’t watch however, because I couldn’t possibly care less. MLB just needs to realize it’s never going to happen and take two weeks off once every four years for the Olympics. Of course that will never happen because they’d lose the ability to bombard you with ads to buy WBC hats, jerseys, watches, mouse pads, hood ornaments, or whatever other ridiculous stuff they’re peddling.
WBC is a bigger deal for these other countries than in the US. That fact alone is enough to make WBC a worthwhile venture for MLB since it does grow the game in other countries. Even now, you see how the MLB stars from the Caribbean more willing to take time off and represent their country. Eventually, that will probably carry over to team USA and the WBC could exceed the importance of the FIBA championship just behind the World Cup.