Thursday, March 09, 2006

i've probably thought about this way too much

The World Baseball Classic: more or less underwhelming than this year's Winter Olympics?

I'm actually trying to figure out what was the point of the World Baseball Classic in the first place...mostly because that means that I don't have to think about the fact that the rule against perpetuities makes no freakin' sense. I think it has something to do with the fact that we ate it - hard - in the last Olympics because all of our "good players" have their regular season during the Olympics, and we want to prove that there are decent non-drugged players in America. And then we go and lose to our puck-loving, round bacon-eating neighbors to the north.

The only thing I think this tournament is accomplishing, other than an onset of carpal tunnel syndrome as people across America flip past both ESPN and ESPN2, is to show that all of the good baseball players come from other countries. Oh, and this gives hockey announcer Gary Thorne something to do.

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