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(ESPN)   Not even Joe Arpaio could stop the Mexicans from overrunning the US in Phoenix last night   (espn.go.com) divider line 83
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2013-03-09 07:43:44 PM
I will say this though, the umps (which are MLB umps) have been -horrid-.
 
2013-03-09 08:09:01 PM

machoprogrammer: So why did that fat fan get escorted out of the Mex-Can game?


weknowmemes.com
/the usual reason...
 
2013-03-09 08:55:25 PM

DemoKnite: Bippal:

March Madness is more prestigious because it has the best teams, not the crap teams. In turn that's why it's on cbs.

The opposite is true.  Study it up.


So you think the NIT is the bigger tournament, with better teams? Or are you saying the nit doesn't have the bigger teams because it's not on CBS. March madness started before it was even widely televised, the games were shown on tape delay. grant land just had an article on the idea and term Marc Madness.
 
2013-03-09 09:16:55 PM
..and with that the Dominican and Puerto Rico advance (playing each other tomorrow for seeding).
Spain and Venezuela are eliminated (playing each other tomorrow for an automatic berth in 2017).

US starts the Italy game with 2 on, no out, Braun GIDP, Mauer weakly flies out.
 
2013-03-09 09:22:55 PM
..as for this game, it's all-but-must-win for the US.
Italy has already advanced.

A win tonight for the US means tomorrow's game against Canada is straight advancement/elimination for both.

The US however -can- still lose tonight and win tomorrow, but that would mean going to tiebreakers, which is essentially point differential (since the US/Canada/Mexico three-way 1-2 tie would have each team having beaten one of the others).
 
2013-03-09 09:45:38 PM
I love that they showed Mike Trout sitting in the stands just moments before Adam Jones misplayed a ball in CF
 
2013-03-09 10:13:31 PM
THE US HAS SCORED A RUN
THIS IS NOT A DRILL
 
2013-03-09 10:47:49 PM
2-2, Count 1 and 2, Bases loaded in the fifth, and he smacks A GRAND SLAM!!!
 
2013-03-09 10:47:50 PM
David Wright is determined to win this damn thing.
 
2013-03-09 10:49:26 PM

The Bestest: David Wright is determined to win this damn thing.


It's his only chance to ever be on a winning team
 
2013-03-09 10:51:06 PM

Rex_Banner: The Bestest: David Wright is determined to win this damn thing.

It's his only chance to ever be on a winning team


ouch
 
2013-03-09 10:51:36 PM
This is getting good
 
2013-03-09 10:54:14 PM
Nice hit in the seam.
 
2013-03-09 10:54:14 PM
Regarding the Mexico/Canada game. What does the rules in the WBC say about players ejected from a game for fighting? Do they have to sit for a game? Is there any consequence for fighting?
 
2013-03-09 10:58:59 PM
Dunno, community service, maybe?
 
2013-03-09 11:05:07 PM

ongbok: Regarding the Mexico/Canada game. What does the rules in the WBC say about players ejected from a game for fighting? Do they have to sit for a game? Is there any consequence for fighting?


Not entirely sure, actually
 
2013-03-09 11:07:06 PM

ongbok: Regarding the Mexico/Canada game. What does the rules in the WBC say about players ejected from a game for fighting? Do they have to sit for a game? Is there any consequence for fighting?


This is a really good question........
 
2013-03-09 11:11:18 PM
That short stop for Italy has a damn cannon arm
 
2013-03-09 11:43:58 PM
...and we're back!  Fark disappeared from the net-o-sphere for a bit.
What the hell is that?  A chipmunk?
 
2013-03-09 11:50:55 PM
Why the hell is MLB so insistent on having this during spring training anyway?  Wouldn't it make a billion times more sense to hold it in warm weather areas a week or two after the World Series?
 
2013-03-09 11:53:11 PM
Yes, or you could have it here in Phoenix the same week as the World Series.  We won't be using Chase Field then anyway...
Wocka Wocka
 
2013-03-10 12:01:20 AM

Kouvre: Why the hell is MLB so insistent on having this during spring training anyway?  Wouldn't it make a billion times more sense to hold it in warm weather areas a week or two after the World Series?


conflicts too much with Japan's schedule I believe
 
2013-03-10 12:02:57 AM

Kouvre: Why the hell is MLB so insistent on having this during spring training anyway?  Wouldn't it make a billion times more sense to hold it in warm weather areas a week or two after the World Series?


It makes more sense to have it now as it doesn't interfere with the season and acts as spring training for the players involved. The trick is to pick players that are traditional early starters for your team. Some guys put up big numbers during the season, but they don't get started until the end of April. For something like this, you want the guys that start off fast.
 
2013-03-10 12:33:24 AM
welp, it's US vs Canada tomorrow. winner goes to San Fran, loser goes home.
 
2013-03-10 01:28:17 AM

The Bestest: welp, it's US vs Canada tomorrow. winner goes to San FranMiami, loser goes home.


FTFY

/SF is where the championship round is played
 
2013-03-10 01:31:22 AM

desertgeek: The Bestest: welp, it's US vs Canada tomorrow. winner goes to San FranMiami, loser goes home.

FTFY

/SF is where the championship round is played


yeah.. combination of long day plus confusion that Pool A/B/1 is already playing for who goes to SF
 
2013-03-10 03:19:36 AM

Kouvre: Why the hell is MLB so insistent on having this during spring training anyway?  Wouldn't it make a billion times more sense to hold it in warm weather areas a week or two after the World Series?


MLB isn't the only baseball league on Earth, or the only league sending players. This time of year conflicted the least all around.
 
2013-03-10 10:43:42 AM

Rex_Banner: ongbok: Regarding the Mexico/Canada game. What does the rules in the WBC say about players ejected from a game for fighting? Do they have to sit for a game? Is there any consequence for fighting?

This is a really good question........


Turns out, they won't do anything, because Mexico's eliminated anyway and Canada might be after tomorrow as well, so they figure it's not like it's going to actually fix shiat.
 
2013-03-10 02:32:10 PM

Cornelius Dribble: Baseball should return to the Olympics, but only amateurs should be eligible to participate. That goes for all Olympic sports, which became professionalized after American basketball fans complained because the USA wasn't winning every game by 100 points as God intended.


You must not remember the 70s when the Soviet Union and Germany would routinely field their "amateurs" and "women" vs. the college students of every other country.  The same goes for China and their current gymnastics teams.  Don't pretend that the US basketball team is the only offending group here.
 
2013-03-10 03:42:16 PM

degenerate-afro: Cornelius Dribble: Baseball should return to the Olympics, but only amateurs should be eligible to participate. That goes for all Olympic sports, which became professionalized after American basketball fans complained because the USA wasn't winning every game by 100 points as God intended.

You must not remember the 70s when the Soviet Union and Germany would routinely field their "amateurs" and "women" vs. the college students of every other country.  The same goes for China and their current gymnastics teams.  Don't pretend that the US basketball team is the only offending group here.


I remember those days perfectly. The IOC should have been enforcing the rules better, perhaps, In any event, the competition was pretty even. Even against more experienced competitors from the Soviet Union, the United States led the medal count most summers. As I said above, people were complaining not because the competition was uneven, but because it wasn't; they imagined that Americans would dominate the competition like supermen if only other countries weren't cheating.

As for Chinese gymnasts; there are legitimate concerns about doping (as there were about East German swimmers back in the Cold War days) and underage performers, but they are no more or less "professional" than American or European gymnasts. In no country in the world are professional gymnastics competitions a lucrative enterprise, so I don't see their relevance to this debate.

Personally, I don't care which country wins the most medals. I leave that to the yahoos who can't separate sports from politics. But what I like about the Olympics is the opportunity to see (mostly) young people getting their first taste of accomplishment on an international stage before moving on to the next stage or their lives, whether it be coaching others, playing professionally against more advanced competition, or entering a profession outside sports. For an accomplished Wimbledon or NBA or Champions League athlete to seek an Olympic medal seems to me a step backwards. It would be like Joshua Bell entering himself in the International Tchaikovsky Competition.
 
2013-03-10 05:20:38 PM

Cornelius Dribble: degenerate-afro: Cornelius Dribble: Baseball should return to the Olympics, but only amateurs should be eligible to participate. That goes for all Olympic sports, which became professionalized after American basketball fans complained because the USA wasn't winning every game by 100 points as God intended.

You must not remember the 70s when the Soviet Union and Germany would routinely field their "amateurs" and "women" vs. the college students of every other country.  The same goes for China and their current gymnastics teams.  Don't pretend that the US basketball team is the only offending group here.

I remember those days perfectly. The IOC should have been enforcing the rules better, perhaps, In any event, the competition was pretty even. Even against more experienced competitors from the Soviet Union, the United States led the medal count most summers. As I said above, people were complaining not because the competition was uneven, but because it wasn't; they imagined that Americans would dominate the competition like supermen if only other countries weren't cheating.

As for Chinese gymnasts; there are legitimate concerns about doping (as there were about East German swimmers back in the Cold War days) and underage performers, but they are no more or less "professional" than American or European gymnasts. In no country in the world are professional gymnastics competitions a lucrative enterprise, so I don't see their relevance to this debate.

Personally, I don't care which country wins the most medals. I leave that to the yahoos who can't separate sports from politics. But what I like about the Olympics is the opportunity to see (mostly) young people getting their first taste of accomplishment on an international stage before moving on to the next stage or their lives, whether it be coaching others, playing professionally against more advanced competition, or entering a profession outside sports. For an accomplished Wimbledon or NBA or Champions League athlet ...


It was the IOC that wanted NBA players in the Olympics to increase revenue. The US voted against the move.
 
2013-03-10 06:38:15 PM

ongbok: It was the IOC that wanted NBA players in the Olympics to increase revenue. The US voted against the move.


We already covered this upthread.

Cornelius Dribble: JuicePats:

In real life, the USA voted against including professional basketball players in the Olympics.

I was referring to fans, not owners. The millionaire class that runs the United States Olympic Committee, of whom professional sports team owners are a major component, didn't want their stars risking injury and playing for peanuts in the Olympics.

 
2013-03-10 06:44:16 PM
ongbok:

[Hit submit too soon] You are right, of course. Like much that the IOC does, professionalization was a pure money grab and had nothing to do with the integrity of the Games.
 
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