13 March 2013

I Watched the WBC and I Liked It

OK: I admit it.  I watched USA vs. Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic last night.

And.  I.  Loved.  It. 

I was jumping out of my chair, cheering as David Wright went up the right center gap with the bases loaded.

I clapped when Yadier Molina was crossed up on a fastball after Ryan Braun swung and missed.

I pumped my fist when Craig Kimbrel closed out the victory.

There are a whole bunch of problems with the tournament structure: I know.  And yet, watching baseball that mattered in March, rooting on Team USA, was a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

And I'm not ashamed to say so.

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