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This joke got old last WBC.
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Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010

Pancakes posted:

Walk-off mercy ruled. Go, Puerto Rico!

I've paid so little attention to this that I had no idea there was a mercy rule. I saw the dinger and went back to doing other stuff, then all of a sudden the game is over.

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Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010

Bob James posted:

Italy is throwing this game.

A lot better than it could have been after those two Ks to end the inning, although they're still probably screwed.

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010

Sydin posted:

How is this even remotely controversial? Old white people dictating the culture of the sport is one of the worst things in baseball.

I'm curious as to how many of those things are actually outlawed at MLB stadiums.

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010
^^--I expect that I could find a few articles saying that tomorrow if I wanted to look.

Huh. Well that changes things.

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010
If he's going to give up all of these dingers I'm sad Beltre was the guy who struck out.

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010

Inspector_666 posted:

Hey Team Mexico maybe next time don't let the catcher call of the 3B on a pop-up in foul territory?

It's the catcher's ball if he wants it. So yeah it's basically on him to not do that.

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010
Phew, not a good WBC for Ryan Dempster.

Does Canada just not have any pitchers?

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010

Pancakes posted:

Announcers trying to think of alternate terms for "mercy rule" and suggest "early termination". I humbly suggest that any game subject to a mercy rule be officially labeled an abortion.

A team losing by more than 15 runs after 5 or 10 after 7 will be Kervorkianed.

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010
Jesus Canada.

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010
Oh man just a few feet away from a grand slam for Mexico.

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010

Ice To Meet You posted:

So, to get a tiebreaker game we'll need Mexico to beat Venezuela. If that happens they will play again tomorrow.
Unless Mexico scores 11 runs. Then Italy would play Mexico.

There's a chance!

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010
Venezuela gave up 11, so now they have to win outright.

Down 11-6 in the top of the 7th.

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010
Venezuela are some coming back mother fuckers so I'm not counting them out until they're gone.

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010
Just about a perfect :bunt:

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010
Big double play there for Mexico with the shattered bat flying by.

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010
Haha, someone got tossed.

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010
This is pretty damned tense baseball for March.

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010
Viva Mexico.

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010
9-3 Double play!

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010

Popete posted:

Yeah I really don't know why Inciarte didn't think that was going to be caught.

It was bad baserunning but I think you probably get away with that more often than not. The right fielder got that throw off super fast.

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010
More questionable base running, although it was harder to identify what to do there.

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010

The Pussy Boss posted:

venezuela not making it out of the 1st round would be pretty crazy

Just on time, here's the one swing comeback.

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010
Controversy!

e: Definitely not a home run. Broke out that trot a little early.

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010
Imagine if Solarte had kept jogging instead of running when he saw the ball come back in.

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010
Always pumped to see a suicide squeeze.

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010
Every game Venezuela plays is crazy.

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010

Pancakes posted:

Awful lotta head touching in that celebration. God help Beltre if he hits a dinger.

I looked him up earlier when they mentioned he's going to get to 3k hits this year and he has a really weird career stat-wise. Or distribution of stats or something?

Been playing major league ball since he was 19 but aside from one legitimately amazing season at 25 he just never truly put everything together until he was 31.

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010
Damnit there's another game after this? With Honkball and Cuba?

I kinda want to watch that but I kinda want to sleep at some point.

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010
The second baseman wasn't even looking when he tagged, just pointing to Molina.

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010

Popete posted:

Baez is probably the best at tagging in baseball right now. He can snap the ball down onto a runner from anywhere.

Haven't been really paying attention until recently because of basketball, I didn't realize that was him.

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010

Sydin posted:

Yay for Puerto Rico! Now let's see how that Netherlands vs Cuba game is go-

:stare:

Yeah no poo poo.

I know nothing about them but I assumed Cuba would be a pretty decent team? I guess I won't have to stay up all that long after all.

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010
And it was academic a long time ago but yeah, congrats Netherlands.

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010

Popete posted:

He got Petco'd

Jones didn't.

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010
Holy poo poo Hosmer?

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010

will_colorado posted:

:laugh: someone is going to give Hosmer $150M+

The Royals really want to try to keep him, which with David Glass owning the team means it'll be Hos and a bunch of replacement players if it happens.

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010
Honestly wasn't expecting this :woop:

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010
Holy poo poo that didn't hit him?

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010
Sneaky sneaky Escobar letting the pop fly fall.

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010
I really thought Inciarte was going to go for third too there for a second.

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Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010
Hey Buster. I remember when you had your own thread around here.

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