The Japanese won the WBC las tnight, defeating Korea 5-3. Ichiro, who struggled for much of the tournament, had four hits! He lined the game winning two-run single into center in the top of the 10th, and Yu Darvish closed the victory for the Japanese. I know most Americans don’t care about the WBC. I certainly don’t. But, I would like to see the US win one day. They should try to get some better players next time, like Mark Teixeira. There was a great article on Yahoo! by Tim Brown yesterday. It explains why the Asians win, because they paly a great system of baseball. The link is below. I also really would like to see a team other than Japan win. Two years in a row is enough. Also, for 2013, the team should have someone else than Davey Johnson manage. He made some questionable calls in BOTH the WBC and Olympics. Anyway, I am glad it is over. Personally, I think it is a waste of time, it is terrible playing it during Spring Training. Here’s to US luck in 2013.
Link to Brown story: http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ti-usaloses032209&prov=yhoo&type=lgns