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(World Baseball Classic)   Canada vs. USA. Winner advances. Loser goes home. It's exactly like the War of 1812, only it's in Arizona. (4pm EST, MLB Network)   (web.worldbaseballclassic.com ) divider line
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2013-03-10 11:53:49 AM  
The war of 1812 was between the British and colonial Americans, despite whatever Canadian revisionist history claims.  "Canada" hasn't won a single war in the history of the country.

/that should get it started
 
2013-03-10 12:00:12 PM  

Lsherm: The war of 1812 was between the British and colonial Americans, despite whatever Canadian revisionist history claims.  "Canada" hasn't won a single war in the history of the country.

/that should get it started


You forgot to mention that poutine and maple syrup suck.

/jk
 
2013-03-10 12:13:35 PM  

Lsherm: The war of 1812 was between the British and colonial Americans, despite whatever Canadian revisionist history claims.  "Canada" hasn't won a single war in the history of the country.

/that should get it started


/challenge accepted.
Ahh, but we haven't lost any.
 
2013-03-10 12:27:57 PM  
What's all this aboot, eh?
 
2013-03-10 12:58:48 PM  
Ba-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-daaaaaa *BOOM*
 
2013-03-10 02:21:19 PM  
Baseball? Zzzzzzz...

Also, yeah America, your Puerto Ricans are better than our Puerto Ricans. Big whoop.

/keepin the ball rollin'
 
2013-03-10 03:33:15 PM  
Seriously, however little some people around here might care, if we lose this, we WILL be hearing about coming in last in a pool containing Italy for the next four years.
 
2013-03-10 03:37:21 PM  
Im surprised it isn't being marketed all that heavily.  it seems that there's way more buzz locally for the various spring training games.

i was takling with a friend about going, but ultimately we were both like, "....ehhhh.......i dunno.....nahhh.....screw it."

they only drew 19,000 last night (house holds about 47,000) so i'm curious what the gate will be for today.
 
2013-03-10 03:40:05 PM  

St_Francis_P: You forgot to mention that poutine and maple syrup suck.


Their beer sucks, too!
 
2013-03-10 03:41:22 PM  

rickythepenguin: they only drew 19,000 last night (house holds about 47,000) so i'm curious what the gate will be for today.


Hm... take a bus to the light rail and ride that...

fark it, I'll just keep drinking...
 
2013-03-10 03:43:42 PM  

Lsherm: The war of 1812 was between the British and colonial Americans, despite whatever Canadian revisionist history claims.  "Canada" hasn't won a single war in the history of the country.

/that should get it started


Trolling, I know.

/American
//Had Canadian relatives at Dieppe
 
2013-03-10 03:45:15 PM  

neuroflare: Hm... take a bus to the light rail and ride that...



where are you at?  we should get somethign together. even though phoenix farkers are notoriously LAME re meetups.  no one wants to drive more than 3 miles.

"fark party in ____?  screw that!  i live in _____"

tempe/phoenix
phoenix/gilbert
chandler/scottsdale
mesa/chandler
phoenix/mesa
scottsdale/chandler

etc.

/reppin' The 'Tuke.  I 10 AND RAY ROAD GANGSTERS, THAT'S WHATS UP!  WHAT SET YOU CLAIM, FOOL? 5TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT FOR LIFE, SONNNNN.
 
2013-03-10 03:46:41 PM  

rickythepenguin: Im surprised it isn't being marketed all that heavily.  it seems that there's way more buzz locally for the various spring training games.

i was takling with a friend about going, but ultimately we were both like, "....ehhhh.......i dunno.....nahhh.....screw it."

they only drew 19,000 last night (house holds about 47,000) so i'm curious what the gate will be for today.


That's just one of the vagaries of neutral-site games. You're pretty much at the mercy of whoever decided to travel from their home turf.
 
2013-03-10 03:46:51 PM  
If Verlander ain't pitching, the USA ain't trying.
 
2013-03-10 03:47:17 PM  
Time to burn down Ottawa.  Nothing bad could possibly result from such a well-thought-out plan.
 
2013-03-10 03:49:13 PM  

rickythepenguin: where are you at? we should get somethign together. even though phoenix farkers are notoriously LAME re meetups. no one wants to drive more than 3 miles.


It's because we're all drunk, have frightening dui laws, the public transportation still isn't that great, and the area is so large cabs are unfeasible.

But to answer the question, baseline and rural.
 
2013-03-10 03:49:34 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: Lsherm: The war of 1812 was between the British and colonial Americans, despite whatever Canadian revisionist history claims.  "Canada" hasn't won a single war in the history of the country.

/that should get it started

Trolling, I know.

/American
//Had Canadian relatives at Dieppe


that_escalated_quickly.jpg
 
2013-03-10 03:51:12 PM  
If the US wins, Canada is forced to annex Detroit.
 
2013-03-10 03:51:25 PM  

Gosling: That's just one of the vagaries of neutral-site games. You're pretty much at the mercy of whoever decided to travel from their home turf.



On the other hand, Phoenix absolutely explodes during October - April with Canadians.  we call them "snowbirds".

/turn your damn blinker off, grandpa
 
2013-03-10 03:52:34 PM  

neuroflare: But to answer the question, baseline and rural.


huh.  i was at that target just a couple weeks ago.

ehhh.  i guess i'll watch the game.  or mayne NASCAR.  who knows.
 
2013-03-10 03:53:14 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: If Verlander ain't pitching, the USA ain't trying.


Derek Holland is pitching.

Derek Holland has no business being in national colors. I mean, honestly? Derek Holland? He who had an ERA of 4.67 and gave up 32 gopher balls last season? THAT'S the guy we're turning to?
 
2013-03-10 03:55:22 PM  

rickythepenguin: On the other hand, Phoenix absolutely explodes during October - April with Canadians. we call them "snowbirds".


If you have a lot of citrus trees or a pecan tree they'll take the excess for you so you don't have to clean it up when it all spoils
 
2013-03-10 03:55:28 PM  

Lsherm: The war of 1812 was between the British and colonial Americans, despite whatever Canadian revisionist history claims.  "Canada" hasn't won a single war in the history of the country.

/that should get it started


remember when US tried to get the French to join their side in the Revolutionary War and the Frenchies told you to fark off? Good times.
 
2013-03-10 03:56:21 PM  

ontariolightning: Lsherm: The war of 1812 was between the British and colonial Americans, despite whatever Canadian revisionist history claims.  "Canada" hasn't won a single war in the history of the country.

/that should get it started

remember when US tried to get the French to join their side in the Revolutionary War and the Frenchies told you to fark off? Good times.


the French in british north america (canada)
 
2013-03-10 03:58:15 PM  
By the way, heading into the 8th, Venezuela leads Spain 8-5 in a loser-defends-their-spot-in-2017-qualifiers-with-Brazil-and-Australia match.
 
2013-03-10 03:58:55 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: Time to burn down Ottawa.  Nothing bad could possibly result from such a well-thought-out plan.


Already burned down Toronto (then known as York) during the War of 1812. We were doing Canada a favor by doing that
 
2013-03-10 04:00:42 PM  

rickythepenguin: they only drew 19,000 last night (house holds about 47,000) so i'm curious what the gate will be for today.


That's because they're only selling lower and middle level tickets for the WBC. No upper deck seats for sale.
 
2013-03-10 04:01:09 PM  

Gosling: By the way, heading into the 8th, Venezuela leads Spain 8-5 in a loser-defends-their-spot-in-2017-qualifiers-with-Brazil-and-Australia match.


It's somewhat of a shock that it has even come to this.. they (Venezuela) were supposed to be rated higher than PR, no?
 
2013-03-10 04:04:02 PM  
Me to dad: 'Hey, US/Canada's about to start.'
Dad: 'Oh, okay.' (switches from American Pickers)
(watches small snippet of opening vignette)
Dad: (switches back to American Pickers)
Me: 'Boy, you didn't even wait for me to leave the room.'
Dad: 'Ah, they're still on the hype part.'

My dad will probably have American Pickers on for the next hour while waiting for 'the hype part' to end.
 
2013-03-10 04:07:56 PM  
So, I predict the mercy rule in the US/Canada game will kick in around the 7th.

Brier Time! Hurry Hard! HAAAAARD!
SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!
 
2013-03-10 04:08:20 PM  
We already kicked Canada's ass at the World Juniors this year, which is far more of a national humiliation to them than whatever the result of this baseball game may be.
 
2013-03-10 04:11:28 PM  

Doc Daneeka: We already kicked Canada's ass at the World Juniors this year, which is far more of a national humiliation to them than whatever the result of this baseball game may be.


I guarantee you it'll be more of a humiliation to us to have to prove we're a better baseball country than the likes of Nicaragua, Thailand and the Czech Republic and risking the answer being 'no'. Which we'll be forced to do if we lose.
 
2013-03-10 04:12:23 PM  

Gosling: By the way, heading into the 8th, Venezuela leads Spain 8-5 in a loser-defends-their-spot-in-2017-qualifiers-with-Brazil-and-Australia match.


Spain plays baseball?
 
2013-03-10 04:13:31 PM  

Gosling: Doc Daneeka: We already kicked Canada's ass at the World Juniors this year, which is far more of a national humiliation to them than whatever the result of this baseball game may be.

I guarantee you it'll be more of a humiliation to us to have to prove we're a better baseball country than the likes of Nicaragua, Thailand and the Czech Republic and risking the answer being 'no'. Which we'll be forced to do if we lose.


I could be wrong but I don't think either team is in danger of falling to qualifiers. The criteria isn't "last in the pool" but rather "hasn't won a game".
 
2013-03-10 04:16:06 PM  

The Bestest: Gosling: Doc Daneeka: We already kicked Canada's ass at the World Juniors this year, which is far more of a national humiliation to them than whatever the result of this baseball game may be.

I guarantee you it'll be more of a humiliation to us to have to prove we're a better baseball country than the likes of Nicaragua, Thailand and the Czech Republic and risking the answer being 'no'. Which we'll be forced to do if we lose.

I could be wrong but I don't think either team is in danger of falling to qualifiers. The criteria isn't "last in the pool" but rather "hasn't won a game".


Huh, you're almost right. They haven't written the rules yet.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/2013/03/mlb-officials- te rms-for-2017-world-baseball-classic-qualifying-not-set-yet/
 
2013-03-10 04:20:57 PM  
Well, Holland is doing better than Dickey so far.
 
2013-03-10 04:25:27 PM  

TeamEd: The Bestest: Gosling: Doc Daneeka: We already kicked Canada's ass at the World Juniors this year, which is far more of a national humiliation to them than whatever the result of this baseball game may be.

I guarantee you it'll be more of a humiliation to us to have to prove we're a better baseball country than the likes of Nicaragua, Thailand and the Czech Republic and risking the answer being 'no'. Which we'll be forced to do if we lose.

I could be wrong but I don't think either team is in danger of falling to qualifiers. The criteria isn't "last in the pool" but rather "hasn't won a game".

Huh, you're almost right. They haven't written the rules yet.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/2013/03/mlb-officials- te rms-for-2017-world-baseball-classic-qualifying-not-set-yet/


I imagine the rules to qualify will depend on what it takes to ensure the US qualifies.
 
2013-03-10 04:26:13 PM  

NeoCortex42: TeamEd: The Bestest: Gosling: Doc Daneeka: We already kicked Canada's ass at the World Juniors this year, which is far more of a national humiliation to them than whatever the result of this baseball game may be.

I guarantee you it'll be more of a humiliation to us to have to prove we're a better baseball country than the likes of Nicaragua, Thailand and the Czech Republic and risking the answer being 'no'. Which we'll be forced to do if we lose.

I could be wrong but I don't think either team is in danger of falling to qualifiers. The criteria isn't "last in the pool" but rather "hasn't won a game".

Huh, you're almost right. They haven't written the rules yet.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/2013/03/mlb-officials- te rms-for-2017-world-baseball-classic-qualifying-not-set-yet/

I imagine the rules to qualify will depend on what it takes to ensure the US qualifies.


Bingo
 
2013-03-10 04:31:45 PM  

Lsherm: The war of 1812 was between the British and colonial Americans, despite whatever Canadian revisionist history claims.  "Canada" hasn't won a single war in the history of the country.

/that should get it started


So I guess if Canada wins, they will just call it a tie and go home quietly without trashing their hotel rooms...
 
2013-03-10 04:33:47 PM  
hoo boy..
 
2013-03-10 04:34:11 PM  
BOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
 
2013-03-10 04:34:52 PM  
Nice.
 
2013-03-10 04:38:23 PM  
Holland sucks.
 
2013-03-10 04:43:09 PM  

neuroflare: Holland sucks.


He needs to grow out that 'stache. It'll give him Samson-esque pitching prowess.
 
2013-03-10 04:43:35 PM  
CAN
T. Gillies CF
T. Green 3B
J. Votto DH
J. Morneau 1B
M. Saunders RF
C. Robinson C
A. Loewen LF
P. Orr 2B
C. Iorg SS
J. Taillon RHP
USA
J. Rollins SS
B. Phillips 2B
R. Braun DH
J. Mauer C
D. Wright 3B
B. Zobrist RF
A. Jones CF
E. Hosmer 1B
S. Victorino LF
D. Holland LHP


"whos pitching for USA?"

"Holland."

"They're not playing. Who's pitching for USA?"

"Holland."

"they're not in this bracket!"

"I know!"

"so who's on the hill for USA?"

"Holland!"

"forget it!  Who's playing second for Canada?"

"Orr."

"Or what?"

"Orr."

"or what?"

"exactly!"

"no, 'or' what?"

"and Wright's on 3rd."

"no, i heard he's resting.  you sure?"

"Wright!"

"*homina homina homina!*"

ANNNNNNNNNNNNDDDDD.....SCENE!!!!
 
2013-03-10 04:46:59 PM  

neuroflare: Holland sucks.


So does the pitcher.

/Stupid wooden shoes and windmills.
 
2013-03-10 04:47:32 PM  
Apparently Rollins doesn't give a fark
 
2013-03-10 04:47:38 PM  
That was 7 shades of awesome, ricky
 
2013-03-10 04:51:02 PM  
Did the Kid just say he lives in Tucson?
 
2013-03-10 04:57:00 PM  
Holland's "How To Look Like a Gay Porn Actor" classes are really paying off.
 
2013-03-10 04:59:09 PM  
Dang it..That game was the perfect way to get a nap today.
 
2013-03-10 04:59:41 PM  

rickythepenguin: Holland's "How To Look Like a Gay Porn Actor" classes are really paying off.


Well, he's certainly trying his best to blow this game.
 
2013-03-10 05:02:54 PM  

NeoCortex42: rickythepenguin: Holland's "How To Look Like a Gay Porn Actor" classes are really paying off.

Well, he's certainly trying his best to blow this game.


ZING!
 
2013-03-10 05:03:36 PM  
man BOB looks amazing.  shame we can't have the lid off for the 95% of games played there.  i don't think i've ever been to a day game with the roof open.

shiat, half the time the roof is closed in night time.  i went to a game circa august/sep when it was unseasonably cool and the roof was open.  i remember all the fans like "Wow, can you believe they kept it open today?"
 
2013-03-10 05:05:09 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: Lsherm: The war of 1812 was between the British and colonial Americans, despite whatever Canadian revisionist history claims.  "Canada" hasn't won a single war in the history of the country.

/that should get it started

Trolling, I know.

/American
//Had Canadian relatives at Dieppe



Did a series of articles about Dieppe for a military history site back during college. Never finished covering all the beaches because I don't know why. Mind focused on other things, like school and farks, perhaps. They're still there, I think.
 
2013-03-10 05:06:17 PM  

Bob_Laublaw: That was 7 shades of awesome, ricky


i thought of a joke on "Taillon" concerning being denied entry to an upscale restaurant for lack of proper attire, but it was very sweaty*, as we say.


*a joke that is a long, long walk
 
2013-03-10 05:06:48 PM  
rally?
 
2013-03-10 05:08:29 PM  
nice!  Zobs with the professional bunt and then canada's 1B apparently had maple syrup or poutine on his glove and bottled it.  one run scores, 1st and 3rd.
 
2013-03-10 05:08:33 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: If Verlander ain't pitching, the USA ain't trying.


Exactly. They should keep Verlander in if the US squares off against Venezuela; Pablo needs to go 4 for 4 with 3 HR's again to buck up his spirits.

/actually, I see the Game 1 meltdown as more a failing of Leyland for keeping Verlander in when it was obvious he was struggling.
 
2013-03-10 05:11:31 PM  
I think Vasgersian just used every football term he knew
 
2013-03-10 05:15:56 PM  

neuroflare: I think Vasgersian just used every football term he knew


Matt Vasgersian sucks. That is all.

/better than Joe buck at least
 
2013-03-10 05:46:30 PM  
Canada/Mexico brawl was great. Complete with incredibly intentional beaning of Canadian player and crowd throwing water bottle onto field and player throwing it back into the crowd. Love baseball.
 
2013-03-10 05:51:32 PM  
If the US loses this game, we'll probably cancel the whole event.
 
2013-03-10 05:55:31 PM  
Yeah Hoz!
 
2013-03-10 05:57:18 PM  
I wanted to see a game go more than 13 innings in this tournament. The modified rules seemed interesting.
 
2013-03-10 05:57:23 PM  

Richard Sauce: Canada/Mexico brawl was great. Complete with incredibly intentional beaning of Canadian player and crowd throwing water bottle onto field and player throwing it back into the crowd. Love baseball.


Its hard to think of too many brawls in international competitions. It was pretty awesome.
 
2013-03-10 05:57:40 PM  
you suck, Victorino
 
2013-03-10 05:58:29 PM  
Please don't mail tbis at bat in Rollins
 
2013-03-10 05:58:43 PM  
Aumont always looks like he should be lights-out, but holy cow does he have control issues.
 
2013-03-10 05:59:09 PM  

neuroflare: Please don't mail tbis at bat in Rollins


Yay you didnt suck!
 
2013-03-10 06:00:19 PM  
Huge SB there for Rollins
 
2013-03-10 06:01:26 PM  
And of course Phillips farks it up anyway
 
2013-03-10 06:01:35 PM  
Ugh... I hate rooting for braun
 
2013-03-10 06:03:29 PM  
The unwillingness of USA guys to work the count is pathetic.
 
2013-03-10 06:03:41 PM  
5 for 33 RISP in the WBC for Team USA
 
2013-03-10 06:10:13 PM  
Oh come on, Kaat. Run differential is a fine tie breaker - much better than "time spent on the field" or whatever. Teams just can't be pussies about it
 
2013-03-10 06:10:40 PM  
Hahahahha break a tie with timing? You crazy man.

/Just make it least runs allowed
 
2013-03-10 06:11:03 PM  
Heath Bell, you're a fatass, but you got the job done there
 
2013-03-10 06:12:17 PM  

Rex_Banner: Oh come on, Kaat. Run differential is a fine tie breaker - much better than "time spent on the field" or whatever. Teams just can't be pussies about it


that

I love ya Kaat, man, but nothing is wrong with using run differential
 
2013-03-10 06:14:27 PM  
It's gonna come down to Axford and he's gonna blow it.
 
2013-03-10 06:17:35 PM  
I see wright isn't wearing the great gazoo helmet anymore
 
2013-03-10 06:18:26 PM  
Americans can't play small ball.
 
2013-03-10 06:18:40 PM  
that was farking awful, Zobrist
 
2013-03-10 06:18:45 PM  
lol
 
2013-03-10 06:18:51 PM  
Damnit Zobrist. Just... damnit.
 
paj
2013-03-10 06:19:08 PM  
"...and Team USA continues to fail in the clutch."

/dunno why, but the announcer's delivery of that line just cracked me up.
 
2013-03-10 06:19:11 PM  
Nice bunt, dickhead.
 
2013-03-10 06:19:17 PM  
DEPORT ZOBRIST IMMEDIATELY.
 
2013-03-10 06:20:45 PM  
Oh snap.
 
2013-03-10 06:20:52 PM  
Excellent!
 
2013-03-10 06:20:52 PM  
THANK YOU ADAM JONES
 
2013-03-10 06:20:56 PM  
Adam Jones!
 
paj
2013-03-10 06:20:57 PM  
hmm, maybe try to catch the ball out there?  maybe?
 
2013-03-10 06:21:24 PM  
ADAM JONES EARNS PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM
 
2013-03-10 06:21:46 PM  
WAKA WAKA!

Wait, wrong Adam Jones.
 
paj
2013-03-10 06:22:31 PM  
He slid into home when there was no throw!!  He broke the Unwritten Rules!!! Get heem!
 
2013-03-10 06:25:44 PM  
good to get some insurance there
 
2013-03-10 06:26:07 PM  
Gahh. Pitching.
 
2013-03-10 06:26:18 PM  
SHANE VICTORINO FOR NEXT KENNEDY CENTER HONORS
 
2013-03-10 06:26:25 PM  
When does the brawl happen? I'm new to watching the WBC.
 
2013-03-10 06:28:28 PM  

4NSpy: When does the brawl happen? I'm new to watching the WBC.


this is the third WBC and last night (as far as I can remember) is the first time that's happened.

/Larry Bowa is excited
 
2013-03-10 06:29:50 PM  

4NSpy: When does the brawl happen? I'm new to watching the WBC.


When someone beans a player a for a really farking bad reason. Or spikes someone.
 
2013-03-10 06:30:32 PM  
Rollins. no.. stop that. We don't eat our helmets
 
2013-03-10 06:33:32 PM  

The Bestest: 4NSpy: When does the brawl happen? I'm new to watching the WBC.

this is the third WBC and last night (as far as I can remember) is the first time that's happened.

/Larry Bowa is excited


Thank you for a serious answer to my sarcastic question.
 
2013-03-10 06:34:50 PM  
Dayum, thought Rollins had him there.
 
2013-03-10 06:35:16 PM  
Why doesn't the blue in the USA hats match the blue in their jerseys (or in the American flag)?
 
2013-03-10 06:36:52 PM  
MLBN is having white-balance issues with their camera when they transition sun to shade and vice versa
 
2013-03-10 06:37:54 PM  
Canada bunts! BRAWL TIME!
 
2013-03-10 06:38:33 PM  

4NSpy: Canada bunts! BRAWL TIME!


Wooooooooooooooo
 
2013-03-10 06:39:32 PM  
Those sneaky Canucks.  Never trust them.

/big play by Hoz to catch that
 
2013-03-10 06:39:48 PM  

The Bestest: MLBN is having white-balance issues with their camera when they transition sun to shade and vice versa


That is annoying the hell out of me
 
2013-03-10 06:40:59 PM  
that was a demonstrative call
 
2013-03-10 06:42:56 PM  
Can we just give Maddux the ball to close this thing out?
 
2013-03-10 06:43:24 PM  
They should have snuck Maddox on the roster
 
2013-03-10 06:43:43 PM  

Rex_Banner: Can we just give Maddux the ball to close this thing out?


Only if Larry Walker gets to bat.
 
2013-03-10 06:44:58 PM  
DAVID HERNANDEZ IMMIGRATION STATUS: PENDING.
 
2013-03-10 06:46:22 PM  
lol.. clear as day "bullshiat" from Bowa
 
2013-03-10 06:47:21 PM  
Crowd looks pumped. How about giving them a souvenir baseball to someone in left field, maybe 10 rows deep.
 
2013-03-10 06:47:28 PM  
I've got a bad feeling about this
 
2013-03-10 06:48:13 PM  

4NSpy: Crowd looks pumped. How about giving them a souvenir baseball to someone in left field, maybe 10 rows deep.


Your mouth.  Shut it.
 
2013-03-10 06:48:20 PM  
almost got that through.
 
2013-03-10 06:51:01 PM  
GOOD LUCK, STEVE CISHEK. WE'RE ALL COUNTING ON YOU -- HUAC
 
2013-03-10 06:52:50 PM  
I never liked bringing in a new pitcher and having him give an ibb right away
 
2013-03-10 06:54:36 PM  

Bonanza Jellybean: I never liked bringing in a new pitcher and having him give an ibb right away


Are you questioning the wise and omniscient Joe Torre?
 
2013-03-10 06:55:23 PM  
STEVE CISHEK FOR CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL
 
2013-03-10 06:56:22 PM  
Ahhhh.... tension.

At least we know we'll get Votto for an at bat in the bottom of the 9th,
 
2013-03-10 06:57:26 PM  
This is a fun game
 
2013-03-10 06:59:15 PM  

neuroflare: This is a fun game


It is! Even though I'm pulling for Canada, I won't be upset if they lose. Didn't expect to enjoy this game this much.
 
2013-03-10 07:00:20 PM  
Just realized Canada is the "home" team. So weird!
 
2013-03-10 07:02:08 PM  

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: Just realized Canada is the "home" team. So weird!


Weirder for me because this my team's home field, so its like a double whammy
 
2013-03-10 07:02:33 PM  
Glorious success!
 
2013-03-10 07:03:09 PM  
Moar runz, plz
 
2013-03-10 07:03:29 PM  
Great, a team managed by Joe Torre has a lead in a deciding game in Arizona in the ninth inning.  What could possibly go wrong?
 
2013-03-10 07:05:54 PM  
Why is the announcer talking about CDs of the game?
 
2013-03-10 07:06:47 PM  

PowerSlacker: Great, a team managed by Joe Torre has a lead in a deciding game in Arizona in the ninth inning.  What could possibly go wrong?


I hate you

/Yankees fan
 
2013-03-10 07:07:46 PM  
At least Valentine knows what he's about
 
2013-03-10 07:09:16 PM  

Rex_Banner: PowerSlacker: Great, a team managed by Joe Torre has a lead in a deciding game in Arizona in the ninth inning.  What could possibly go wrong?

I hate you

/Yankees fan


I watched it a couple of times

/Snakes fan
//I imagined both watch through were different years to dilude myself into think we got 2
 
2013-03-10 07:10:14 PM  

PowerSlacker: Great, a team managed by Joe Torre has a lead in a deciding game in Arizona in the ninth inning.  What could possibly go wrong?


If that happens here, we're sending him to Guantanamo.
 
2013-03-10 07:13:26 PM  
Nice Slap Shot reference Matty
 
2013-03-10 07:16:01 PM  
Game.  Over.
 
2013-03-10 07:16:16 PM  
ERIC HOSMER > MAPLE SYRUP
 
2013-03-10 07:16:17 PM  
And that should be the nail in the coffin
 
2013-03-10 07:17:05 PM  
Ok, now bunt.
 
2013-03-10 07:17:51 PM  
ERIC HOSMER FOR UN SECRETARY GENERAL
 
2013-03-10 07:18:00 PM  
Why does depth have to be so goddamn important in baseball?
 
2013-03-10 07:18:17 PM  
Leave to pee, come back to three more runs.  That worked out well.
 
2013-03-10 07:26:50 PM  
Suck it Canuckistanis

Go back to your moose farms, or whatever the hell it is you people do.
 
2013-03-10 07:27:27 PM  
Go back to hockey, Canada
 
2013-03-10 07:27:39 PM  
Humiliation narrowly averted.  This drops Mexico to last place in the pool, right?
 
paj
2013-03-10 07:27:57 PM  
"...and Team USA is taking their talents to South Beach."

Boooooooo that announcer.
 
2013-03-10 07:28:24 PM  
..and believe it or not.. ok, nevermind, Vasgersian just said it..

That the US actually wins the pool (first tiebreaker is H2H, and since the US beat Italy..)
 
2013-03-10 07:28:26 PM  
Despite the final score that was a hell of a game. hope you qualify next time given the rules
 
2013-03-10 07:29:00 PM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: Humiliation narrowly averted.  This drops Mexico to last place in the pool, right?


yes
 
2013-03-10 07:30:08 PM  
Did anyone else see the kid with the mexico hat waving an american flag?
 
2013-03-10 07:30:21 PM  

PowerSlacker: Great, a team managed by Joe Torre has a lead in a deciding game in Arizona in the ninth inning.  What could possibly go wrong?


THAT just got you favorited. Well done.
 
2013-03-10 07:30:50 PM  

neuroflare: Despite the final score that was a hell of a game. hope you qualify next time given the rules


Even though there's no guarantee they'll use the same qualifying rules for 2017, if they use the 2013 rules, both Canada and Mexico still get an automatic berth, as the only requirement was to win -a- game.
 
2013-03-10 07:33:24 PM  
The US will now play the loser of this game (DR-PR) and Italy will play the winner.
 
2013-03-10 07:43:12 PM  

The Bestest: The US will now play

lose to the loser of this game (DR-PR) and Italy will play lose to the winner
 
2013-03-10 09:13:30 PM  
Avilas 2 run shot puts PR up 2-1 in the bottom 4th
 
2013-03-10 09:19:38 PM  
so much for that
Robbie answers right back with a solo shot in the top 5th
2-2
 
2013-03-10 10:24:42 PM  

rickythepenguin: CAN
T. Gillies CF
T. Green 3B
J. Votto DH
J. Morneau 1B
M. Saunders RF
C. Robinson C
A. Loewen LF
P. Orr 2B
C. Iorg SS
J. Taillon RHP
USA
J. Rollins SS
B. Phillips 2B
R. Braun DH
J. Mauer C
D. Wright 3B
B. Zobrist RF
A. Jones CF
E. Hosmer 1B
S. Victorino LF
D. Holland LHP


"whos pitching for USA?"

"Holland."

"They're not playing. Who's pitching for USA?"

"Holland."

"they're not in this bracket!"

"I know!"

"so who's on the hill for USA?"

"Holland!"

"forget it!  Who's playing second for Canada?"

"Orr."

"Or what?"

"Orr."

"or what?"

"exactly!"

"no, 'or' what?"

"and Wright's on 3rd."

"no, i heard he's resting.  you sure?"

"Wright!"

"*homina homina homina!*"

ANNNNNNNNNNNNDDDDD.....SCENE!!!!


Cue pic of Orson Welles clapping that I can't immediately find.

/well done
//Orr played for local AAA team for a few years. And he's starting? heh
 
2013-03-11 01:29:37 AM  

The Bestest: neuroflare: Despite the final score that was a hell of a game. hope you qualify next time given the rules

Even though there's no guarantee they'll use the same qualifying rules for 2017, if they use the 2013 rules, both Canada and Mexico still get an automatic berth, as the only requirement was to win -a- game.


Well, the 2009 pools worked differently. They were straight double-elimination, which guaranteed exactly one winless team per pool. By default, those teams- Chinese Taipei, Panama, Canada and South Africa- were the last-place finishers.

MLB Network has been pretty consistent in saying that last place in each pool this time around is going to the qualifiers. Since MLB is the organizer, I'm going to go ahead and go with that. Which means Brazil, Australia, Spain and Mexico will have to defend their spots. (Of those four, Mexico was the only one to win a game.)
 
2013-03-11 09:22:01 AM  
awesome Cuba-Netherlands game on now
 
2013-03-11 05:06:09 PM  

Gosling: MLB Network has been pretty consistent in saying that last place in each pool this time around is going to the qualifiers. Since MLB is the organizer, I'm going to go ahead and go with that. Which means Brazil, Australia, Spain and Mexico will have to defend their spots. (Of those four, Mexico was the only one to win a game.)


Australia eyes off its neighbour, sticks up its hand and says "um, can we do it on a continent-by-continent basis?"
 
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