Monday, March 23, 2009
Oh, for Pete's sake. Japan takes down the US, 9-4.
Couldn't the US team just for once stepped up their game just this once and beat Japan in the semi-finals for the World Baseball Classic? Apparently not.
Instead, Japan took down the United States team 9 to 4. (You know what else has a 9 and a 4 in it? 1941 — the year Tojo bombed Pearl Harbor!!! Just sayin', is all.)
And now, this means Korea and Japan will face each other for a fifth time in this year's WBC. That's right, as I mentioned earlier, five of Korea's nine games will be played against Japan. Really, should we consider renaming it the "Korea and Japan (and the Rest of the World) Baseball Classic"?
Anyway, I'll be rooting for Korea tomorrow, partly because Japan won last time, but I won't be watching the game (I jinx teams I favor).
[Readers note: This post is my 244th for all of 2009, which ties my previous record of 244 posts in a single calendar year, in 2006. I'm already at 118 posts for March, which has stomped my previous one-month record of 90 posts, recorded last month. My earlier records were nowhere near February's: 64 in May 2006 and 63 in September 2005. This prolific posting could be why my average number of hits has shot up to 250 per day; I think Google pays attention to things like that.]