Belgium defeated the U.S. 2-1 in full time and deflated the American hype and furor around our new favorite sport-of-the-moment. Although we won’t see the USMNT contend for the title, good times and camaraderie were had by all.
With the U.S. and Portugal set to square off on Sunday at 6pm ET, the stakes couldn’t be higher. Group G has been called the group of death by many because and it’s starting to live up to it’s nickname.
David Wright, or Captain America as he was accurately dubbed during the TV broadcast of USA’s 7-1 victory over Puerto Rico, has long been known as just about the biggest enthusiast on Team USA.
The 27 guys who agreed to play for Joe Torre’s team are a supremely focused, determined and even personable group that is talking a great game on the eve of the third WBC event.
Team USA manager Joe Torre firmed up his starting pitching for the first round of the World Baseball Classic on Tuesday, slating Derek Holland against Canada.
The WBC still has major flaws, perhaps even fatal flaws. But if the tournament is going to survive, it desperately needs an American team that is desperate to win.
All we got out of Thursday’s announcement of the Team USA roster was a reminder that until further notice, the World Baseball Classic remains a second-rate event.
Watson and Simpson birdied seven of their first eight holes, and their lone par – on No. 2 – was still good enough to win the hole.
CBS11 assignments manager Mike Pool wore a Team USA sweater from 1980 while 10pm producer Tom Duerr rocked one from the Hartford Whalers.