Tuesday, March 14, 2006

3/13/06 World Baseball Classic

I went to the World Baseball Classic tonight with Poker Jason. We saw the US vs. Korea. The US looked miserable. And the Korean pitching looked very impressive. The one thing everyone in the crowd seemed to agree on... "Yankees Suck!" A-Rod left 6 guys on base, living up to his reputation of choking in the big situations. Also of note - Korea remains undefeated.

Each guy on Korea's team had 3 names, last name first. And each name is one syllable. For example, ex-Cub Hee Seop Choi is Choi Hee Seop in Korean. The 3 syllable names make for really easy chants. To counter our "U-S-A! U-S-A!" chants, the Koreans in the crowd just countered with whoever was batting or pitching. Four of the nine Korean starters were named Lee. Two were Kim (they have 7 Kims on their roster). Their first baseman, Seung-Yeop Lee is just awesome. He'll be playing in the big leagues soon. You heard it here first.

Oh my God! They killed Chef! You Bastards!

1 comment:

Cousin Jeff said...

I'd rather have Derrek Lee on my team. He seems to be the only US hitter to have shown up for the WBC.