Then you are a schmuck with little national pride."That's right up there at the top," Wright said. "I mean, you're talking about representing the United States of America. You have that across the front of your chest. You're representing a nation, and to come, be able to get that hit, that's got to be right up there at the top of the list."
Really? I consider it a meaningless exhibition, frankly. At the top would be getting a big hit in September, ensuring the Mets make the playoffs, not folding. Doing the job you are paid fantastically well to do but up to this point haven't done. That's at the top of my list.
We are talking about the world championship of baseball, our national game.
And, no, even though the Phillies might (or might not!) be able to beat this years WBC winner, it does NOT make them "world" champions, just champs of the MLB.
Chelsea or Arsenal might easily beat Italy or an English county cricket team might beat Australia, but world events are what makes a world championship. The WBC is the closest there is to a genuine baseball WORLD cup.
Seeing Youk celebrate with Jeter & Wright was a show of national unity rarely seen in an country of "me, me, me."
Watching Pedrioa (who is a millionaire playing for billionaires) give it his all was an inspiration.(Country before cash!)