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Viva Cuba!

post #1 of 18
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Hats off to Cuba for beating my Puerto Rico team last night to advance to the finals of the WBC. I'm totally rooting for Cuba now. I would love to see a bunch of guys making $60 a month knock off the DR and eitehr the US/Mexico or Korea in the world champsionship game. I was at the game last night -- a 4-hour drama -- and Cuba is a well-oiled machine, to pardon a tired cliche. That team just doesn't make errors. They work the count, they hit and run, they turn double plays, they take the extra base, and few, if any, of their pitchers even regularly hit 90 on the radar gun. Their pitchers are all like El Duque, change speed, hit your spots and don't walk guys.

They are a real joy to watch for baseball fans. If you are one, check out their game Saturday against the Dominican Republic.
post #2 of 18
one time i dislocated my kneecap playing baseball

i don't even like baseball
post #3 of 18
So, how many Cubans are going to defect right after the tourney?
post #4 of 18
ha - before i read the last part of your question, i thought you were going to ask 'how many cubans does it take to screw in a lightbulb?'
post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by Stu
Hats off to Cuba for beating my Puerto Rico team last night to advance to the finals of the WBC. I'm totally rooting for Cuba now. I would love to see a bunch of guys making $60 a month knock off the DR and eitehr the US/Mexico or Korea in the world champsionship game. I was at the game last night -- a 4-hour drama -- and Cuba is a well-oiled machine, to pardon a tired cliche. That team just doesn't make errors. They work the count, they hit and run, they turn double plays, they take the extra base, and few, if any, of their pitchers even regularly hit 90 on the radar gun. Their pitchers are all like El Duque, change speed, hit your spots and don't walk guys.

They are a real joy to watch for baseball fans. If you are one, check out their game Saturday against the Dominican Republic.

No one roots for Cuba if you live in SoFLA, especially the Cubans.

Jon.
post #6 of 18
Viva Japan!
post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim
Viva Japan!

Boo. It's disturbing how anti-clutch B.K. Kim is. I think he should be the #1 choker of all time in sports now. I used to think it was Chris Webber, but this put him over the top.
post #8 of 18
Yea. Go Japan.
post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by chorse123
So, how many Cubans are going to defect right after the tourney?


None, they have like 3 Cuban bodyguards each tailing them night and day.

They do have an excellent team itd be fun to keep them in the free world.
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by Earthmover
Boo. It's disturbing how anti-clutch B.K. Kim is. I think he should be the #1 choker of all time in sports now. I used to think it was Chris Webber, but this put him over the top.

Kim is horrible in big games. To be honest though I was suprised Japan finally beat Korea.

Nobody gives Sadaharu Oh any love. I bet half the people watching the WBC don't even know who the coach of the Japanese team is.
post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by imageWIS
No one roots for Cuba if you live in SoFLA, especially the Cubans.

Jon.


I have a lot of friends in the exile community, not in So Fla, but here in San Juan. They are not much more mellow than the CANF people in Miami, But none of them have done any agitating this time around, at least vis a vis this team. Fidel or no, this team es muy simpático.

Tokyo: At least Ichiro can shut his piehole now and quit yapping about Korea never in this century beating Japan, or whatever it was he said, even though they almost beat them 3 times.
post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by Film_Noir_Buff
None, they have like 3 Cuban bodyguards each tailing them night and day.

They do have an excellent team itd be fun to keep them in the free world.

Interestingly enough, Fidel's son is the team physician. He looks just like Fidel in his Univeristy of Havana days, circa late '40s. THink that doesn't keep those players in line.
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by Stu
Interestingly enough, Fidel's son is the team physician. He looks just like Fidel in his Univeristy of Havana days, circa late '40s. THink that doesn't keep those players in line.


Funny, I feel like a cigar.
post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by Stu
Tokyo: At least Ichiro can shut his piehole now and quit yapping about Korea never in this century beating Japan, or whatever it was he said, even though they almost beat them 3 times.

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I want to play games that make the other teams think they won't be able to beat us for the next 30 years. - Ichiro

Oooh... Snap!
post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim
Oooh... Snap!

And while you're at it, clean up those damned dugouts!

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/worldc...jim&id=2376127
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