April 30, 2017

David Ortiz Went Crazy For Dominican Republic's Comeback Win Over Team USA

14 March 2017, 12:41 | Elizabeth Houston

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times Chris Archer was one of the first players to offer his services for Team USA describing this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

Chris Archer was one of the first players to offer his services for Team USA describing this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

Jones went two-for-five at the plate and his game-winning single to left-center field came off Colombia relief pitcher Guillermo Moscoso. Anyone notice teammates standing at the rail of the dugout, clapping nervously, biting fingernails, waving towels, anything to keep their mind busy during what so obviously had developed into the most tense March baseball moment in these professionals' lives?

The WBC remains plagued by a disconnect between the passion and drama produced on the field and the indifference that greets the tournament domestically, and Team USA is the biggest victim of that gap.

Much has been made of the decision of many top USA pitchers to skip the tournament, but Arenado praised the pitchers who have turned up, including Duffy, Chris Archer and Marcus Stroman. He had five hits in three games including the solo home run against Team USA that started a stretch of seven unanswered runs in the Dominican Republic's comeback win Saturday. And why are there ones who are rolling their eyes when thinking about its importance? "Now I'm able to breathe a little bit, let's get some dinner in us, and get ready for DR tomorrow".

"Meaningful is (and has been) a very debatable word" when it comes to the WBC, one responded.

"That was such an emotional game and hard-fought game", Hosmer said.

Colombia, with a roster made up of mostly journeymen who lack big-league experience, have just 80 players who play competitive baseball in the US. The Colorado Rockies' star should remain in the middle of Team USA's lineup in the second round of play.

But wow, look at the reaction from Colombia.

Team USA's offense erupted early, taking advantage of a matchup against Ryan Dempster.

Egypt sends condolences to Ethiopia for victims of landslide in Addis Ababa
A 2014 report pointed out that when the landfill was built more than 40 years ago, it was on the outskirts of the capital. Ethiopia has been building Africa's first waste-to-energy plant near the landfill.

"I had zero idea what he likes to do, where he hits the ball, what he's going for", Miller said.

The United States wasted no time in building up a big lead.

Other nations participating simply don't have this issue. The Dominican Republic team offered him his greatest challenge yet. Joining them will be the top teams form Pool E in Toyko, a group that consists of Cuba, Israel, Japan and The Netherlands. Baseball can be a too-stuffy sport at times, but the self-professed "Jew Crew" and their plush mascot, known as the Mensch on the Bench, have given this tournament a much-needed beloved underdog. This is why you should watch the tournament.

The two images tell the story of a game, a game that means nothing, a game that means everything.

However, for a time, it seemed like their very green group of players might engineer their own "Miracle on the Diamond" by beating the mighty U.S. in their first-ever appearance in the 16-team worldwide tournament. Was it meaningful to the teams from Korea and China, who played a spirited, back-and-forth consolation game in front of a raucous crowd? In the 2009 WBC, the USA made the semifinals before falling to eventual champion Japan.

"Good teams go about their business", Leyland said after Saturday's collapse.

Prior to this appearance, Roark had been terrific in Spring Training while with the Nationals. But at the same time, baseball badly needs an worldwide competition, and this one has been terrific.

Give it a chance, if you haven't already.

Other News

Trending Now

YouTube launches its own live TV streaming service
Local news programming from network affiliates will also be included, according to Robert Kyncl, YouTube's chief business officer. Since its inception, YouTube in particular has had copyright issues with the TV and movies studios and music labels.

Maruti factory violence: Haryana court hold 31 guilty, acquits 117
The police had said Dev was an asthma patient and became unconscious after inhaling smoke and got trapped in the fire. She added that the judgment "strongly vindicates" their stand while demolishing that of the prosecution.

EPA head: Carbon dioxide not 'primary contributor' to global warming
EPA and the agency's Endangerment Finding on Greenhouse Gases respective of the applicable statutory framework established by Congress".

Intel to Buy Driverless Tech Company Mobileye for $15.3 Billion
Intel just became a bigger player in the realm of autonomous driving, announcing its planned acquisition of Mobileye today. The company is now going to lead Intel's autonomous driving division, which will be based in Israel.

Eagles sign free agent WRs Alshon Jeffery, Torrey Smith
Jeffery caught 52 passes for 821 yards and 2 touchdowns in 12 games for Chicago past year despite serving a four-game suspension. Regardless, it was a classy and professional statement put out by Jeffery that offers some closure for his time with the Bears.

World's heaviest woman undergoes surgery for obesity in Saifee Hospital
Doctors had suspected that her obesity is linked to one or multiple genes of the 91 which are known to be connected to obesity. Bariatric surgery is a procedure that reduces weight loss by restricting the intake of food the stomach can retain.

Animal Adventure Park giraffe birth cam
The stream, however, was briefly taken down when animal rights activists flagged it as "sexually explicit", according to the park. Zookeepers did not know until recently that the mother, Kipele, was pregnant since she was on birth control, CBS Denver reports .

Obsessed Taylor Swift fan arrested for stalking
We would think that Taylor would be extra safe in the glamorous building, which also houses Orlando Bloom and Steven Soderbergh . Judge David Frey signed off on an order of protection against Jaffar, which prevents him from making any contact with the singer.

Explosion and gunfire hit military hospital in Kabul
In a series of tweets last month, Ghani said the fight against terrorism goes beyond just Afghanistan. Another ISIS suicide bomber killed 22 in an attack on the Afghan Supreme Court in February.

Sports dept to brief media on loss of 2022 Commonwealth Games
Durban has been stripped of the 2022 Commonwealth Games after failing to meet key obligations. She worked with the Rome 2004 and Turin 2006 Olympic bids and also managed PR & media for Dr.