Friday, March 17, 2006
The Netherlands at bat
They're really trying to get me to follow baseball more closely. Last season it was the (not-so-triumphant) return of the game to Washington, DC. This year it's the World Baseball Classic. One of my minor hang-ups is that the World Series truly isn't, unless the world is America and Toronto (okay, I guess there's a case to be made for that). But there is great talent all over the globe, which is evident by the US's unfortunate losses in the WBC. This is a world series.
It also brings a joyful tear to my eye to witness even the most Communist country's love for our national pastime. Maybe we'll get a defection or two out of this. Sure, baseball is not as pure as it used to be (*cough* Barry Bonds), but at least it's not soccer.