Wright's hit gives U.S. win over Puerto Rico

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If that doesn't fire up the United States for the World Baseball Classic , then perhaps nothing will.

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"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.
Then you are a schmuck with little national pride.

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!)

Go, USA!
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Bill wrote:
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Thank you, Mr. Selig.
I resent that.

Bud Selig is a clown who nearly destroyed baseball.

I'm just a die-hard Yankee fan who is also enjoying a true international baseball event.(Did you see the way Korea played? Did you see their nut-job fans?!)

And when I say this is the best thing that baseball has done in over half a century, I mean it.

I was around when this joke of "DH" rule was first implemented. And I also happen to be anti-three division / wild card.

But this starts a lot of debates.

It's just cool to see the flag flown and a ballgame being played among gentlemen for love of the game. Sadly, that's become a rarity in this country.
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Mar 18, 2009
 
venom wrote:
<quoted text>it's being proud of getting 5 hits in last 10 AB but not talking about being 5 of last 50. Yanks miss playoffs 1st time in 12 years but its cause for mut celebration cause they contended later in season?!! this is why mut fans are a unique breed.
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess that you didn't see that smiley face at the end of my post? Or maybe you just see what you want? I think that's more like it.

Talk about being a unique breed.......the only fans in baseball who get on a team for fading down the stretch, meanwhile YOUR team wasn't even in the mix down the stretch! Alanis Morisette said it best....'isn't it ironic? Don't ya think?'

Anyone see Reyes and/or Wright kissing themself in the mirror? Cmonnnn dude.
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Mar 18, 2009
 
Just another stupid frontrunning fan. Totally agree if it wasn't for that horrible choking bullpen led by Wagner the team wouldn't have had to keep coming back and scoring so many runs. It should be a real RELIEF to have a solid set up and closer in the prime of their careers. Wagner was good in 2006 until the playoffs. 2007 he choked and got hurt and the same for last year. His injury was a blessing in disguise.
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Yeah because his numbers really suck and he's awful Get over yourself, without the likes of D. Wright, they wouldn't even be fighting to get in on the last day, they would have been out of it in August.....pay attention.
Another armchair Manager that doesn't know whats going on.
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Mar 18, 2009
 
Great post, it was refreshing to watch..
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Then you are a schmuck with little national pride.
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!)
Go, USA!
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And how about Davey Johnston's savvy?!
Putting on the steal with one out in the bottom of the 9th to move two guys into scoring position? You just knew that that move shook the Puerto Ricans up.
Some of the classiest and hard playing baseball I've ever seen has been in the Classic.
This is the best thing the MLB's done since Jacky Robinson.
Davy Johnson has done a terrible job he took the steal off but roberts missed the sign and stole

he kept batting chipper third even though he couldn't hit a ball off a tee

he played jeter at short instead off rollings and that almost cost them the game
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Rangers Suck wrote:
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I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess that you didn't see that smiley face at the end of my post? Or maybe you just see what you want? I think that's more like it.
Talk about being a unique breed.......the only fans in baseball who get on a team for fading down the stretch, meanwhile YOUR team wasn't even in the mix down the stretch! Alanis Morisette said it best....'isn't it ironic? Don't ya think?'
Anyone see Reyes and/or Wright kissing themself in the mirror? Cmonnnn dude.
no but i saw reyes grinding on another dude in an espn commercial
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no way wrote:
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no but i saw reyes grinding on another dude in an espn commercial
What? You grind on other dudes? WTF?
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Benedict wrote:
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Then you are a schmuck with little national pride.
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!)
Go, USA!
You're not hearing me. I used to be on board with all you're saying. But we're being used. Please tell me why baseball games are interrupted in the seventh inning so a military band can go on field, accompanied by one of the world's largest flags (others being used for the NHL All-Star game, or maybe at the US Open (tennis), or...), a military jet flying overhead, while everyone stands and sings America the Beautiful? Why are there American flags on every NFL football helmet?(The New York Jets play in the USA? I didn't know that.) Why do all the talking heads back in the studio wear American flags on their lapels? For that matter, why does every subway car in New York City have a 5-foot-square American flag? New York City... is there any city, and thing more American than that? This isn't patriotism: it's saluting the flag whenever the powers at be tell us to. And that's how illegal wars are fought. That's how innocent people are slaughtered. Can you tell me one good reason why we're in Afghanistan? Don't ask! Not patriotic. And this is the same country, don't forget, whose workers are treated like dirt by every flag-waving corporation in America, whose taxpayers bailed out some of the biggest crooks in American history -- and are now paying their bonuses. That's all part of the same flag, the flag they demand we salute every time we take the subway, or watch a college, NBA, MLB, or NFL game. Keep the country in the Olympics/World Cup/Ryder Cup, etc. Then I'll salute.
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Mar 18, 2009
 
Followed by Elton John singing Don't Go Breaking My Heart, Sleeping With the Past, and Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word.
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<quoted text> And for an encore, A-Fraud will perfom this Rod Steward classic as he stares longingly in the mirror at himself; Have I told you lately that I love you....
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It's like an All-Star game were managers try to play everyone, especially when the game is on the line. Davey Johnson is doing a great job managing that team with a depleted roster.
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Davy Johnson has done a terrible job he took the steal off but roberts missed the sign and stole
he kept batting chipper third even though he couldn't hit a ball off a tee
he played jeter at short instead off rollings and that almost cost them the game
Bill

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Al in J-vile wrote:
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BEST manager to EVER wear a Mets uniform...no question about it!!!!
I respectfully disagree.........
It was Gil Hodges
Rangers Suck

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Jay wrote:
It's like an All-Star game were managers try to play everyone, especially when the game is on the line. Davey Johnson is doing a great job managing that team with a depleted roster.
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I agree, with all the rules on # of pitches, how many times a guy can pitch in a row etc etc, and him having to juggle how many innings the guys in the field play (rollins/jeter for example at short) I think he's doing a fine job. USA is in the semi's......anything bad that anyone says about the guy sure does seem pretty irrelevant, huh?
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You're not hearing me. I used to be on board with all you're saying. But we're being used. Please tell me why baseball games are interrupted in the seventh inning so a military band can go on field, accompanied by one of the world's largest flags (others being used for the NHL All-Star game, or maybe at the US Open (tennis), or...), a military jet flying overhead, while everyone stands and sings America the Beautiful? Why are there American flags on every NFL football helmet?(The New York Jets play in the USA? I didn't know that.) Why do all the talking heads back in the studio wear American flags on their lapels? For that matter, why does every subway car in New York City have a 5-foot-square American flag? New York City... is there any city, and thing more American than that? This isn't patriotism: it's saluting the flag whenever the powers at be tell us to. And that's how illegal wars are fought. That's how innocent people are slaughtered. Can you tell me one good reason why we're in Afghanistan? Don't ask! Not patriotic. And this is the same country, don't forget, whose workers are treated like dirt by every flag-waving corporation in America, whose taxpayers bailed out some of the biggest crooks in American history -- and are now paying their bonuses. That's all part of the same flag, the flag they demand we salute every time we take the subway, or watch a college, NBA, MLB, or NFL game. Keep the country in the Olympics/World Cup/Ryder Cup, etc. Then I'll salute.
All I can say is
God bless America, Pink-o
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Bill wrote:
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I respectfully disagree.........
It was Gil Hodges
Agreed.
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Brian wrote:
<quoted text>All I can say is
God bless America, Pink-o
That's the problem.(Please p e e in the cup on your way out.)(
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Brian wrote:
<quoted text>All I can say is
God bless America, Pink-o
U.S.A.! U.S.A.!

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kallur wrote:
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You're not hearing me. I used to be on board with all you're saying. But we're being used. Please tell me why baseball games are interrupted in the seventh inning so a military band can go on field, accompanied by one of the world's largest flags (others being used for the NHL All-Star game, or maybe at the US Open (tennis), or...), a military jet flying overhead, while everyone stands and sings America the Beautiful? Why are there American flags on every NFL football helmet?(The New York Jets play in the USA? I didn't know that.) Why do all the talking heads back in the studio wear American flags on their lapels? For that matter, why does every subway car in New York City have a 5-foot-square American flag? New York City... is there any city, and thing more American than that? This isn't patriotism: it's saluting the flag whenever the powers at be tell us to. And that's how illegal wars are fought. That's how innocent people are slaughtered. Can you tell me one good reason why we're in Afghanistan? Don't ask! Not patriotic. And this is the same country, don't forget, whose workers are treated like dirt by every flag-waving corporation in America, whose taxpayers bailed out some of the biggest crooks in American history -- and are now paying their bonuses. That's all part of the same flag, the flag they demand we salute every time we take the subway, or watch a college, NBA, MLB, or NFL game. Keep the country in the Olympics/World Cup/Ryder Cup, etc. Then I'll salute.
OK loser; if it's a problem for you to show respect for this country, move your sorry A S S to Iran, or North Korea or Danfur. Maybe you'll salute their flag.
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Mar 19, 2009
 
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Just another stupid frontrunning fan. Totally agree if it wasn't for that horrible choking bullpen led by Wagner the team wouldn't have had to keep coming back and scoring so many runs. It should be a real RELIEF to have a solid set up and closer in the prime of their careers. Wagner was good in 2006 until the playoffs. 2007 he choked and got hurt and the same for last year. His injury was a blessing in disguise. <quoted text>
Hey shitfor brains, if general patton were alive he would slap your face or if I were there in your neck of the woods ya dipshit.

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