Mid-Classic update

Koreas 1B, Kim Tae-kyun celebates after kicking Japan into 2nd place in Pool A. (AP Photo)

Korea's 1B, Kim Tae-kyun celebates after kicking Japan into 2nd place in Pool A. (AP Photo)

In case you haven’t given up your school/work/social life to follow the World Baseball Classic, here’s what’s up. Remember that it’s double elimination, so all you Dutchmen (and women) still have hope.

POOL A
China: OUT. Lost 4-0 to Japan and 14-0 to Korea, but beat Chinese Taipei once.

Chinese Taipei: OUT. Lost 9-0 to Korea and 4-1 to China.

Japan: IN. Beat China 4-0, beat Korea 14-2, lost to Korea 1-0

Korea: IN. Beat China 14-0, beat Chinese Taipei 9-0, Lost to Japan 14-2, beat Japan 1-0.

Farewell, South Africa. It was fun while it lasted, wasnt it?

Farewell, South Africa. It was fun while it lasted, wasn't it?

POOL B
Australia: STILL ALIVE. Upset Mexico 17-7. Next game is tonight at 10:00 ET vs. Cuba

Cuba: STILL ALIVE. Beat South Africa 8-1. Next game is tonight at 10:00 ET vs. Australia.

Mexico: STILL ALIVE. Lost to Australia 17-7, beat South Africa 14-3. Next game is Wednesday vs. tonight’s loser

South Africa: OUT. Lost to Cuba 8-1 and to Mexico 14-3.

Sorry Candadians...but how cute is this celebration?

Sorry Candadians...but how cute is this celebration?

POOL C
United States: STILL ALIVE. Beat Canada 6-5 and Venezuela 15-6. Next game is Wednesday vs. tonight’s winner.

Canada: OUT. Lost to USA 6-5 and Italy (wtf?) 6-2.

Italy: STILL ALIVE. Lost to Venezuela 7-0 and beat Canada 6-2. Next game is today at 5:00 ET vs. Venezuela.

Venezuela: STILL ALIVE. Lost to USA 15-6, beat Italy 7-0. Next game is today at 5:00 ET vs. Italy

Mike Aviles bat helps PR win, and his smile could end the recession.

Mike Aviles' bat helps PR win, and his smile could end the recession.

POOL D
Dominican Republic
: STILL ALIVE. Upset by the Netherlands 3-2, beat Panama 9-0. Next game is today at 6:30 ET vs. The Netherlands.

The Netherlands: STILL ALIVE. Beat DR (wtf?) 3-2, lost to Puerto Rico 3-1. Next game is today at 6:30 ET vs. DR

Puerto Rico: STILL ALIVE. Beat Panama 7-0 and the Netherlands 3-1. Next game is Wednesday vs. tonight’s winner.

Panama: OUT. Lost to DR 9-0 and PR 7-0.

We’ll keep you posted on future goings-on of the WBC. I didn’t think I’d really be into it at all, but…I am.

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I hail from Nebraska, and I like to take pictures. I love the Royals more than what the Surgeon General recommends (the recommendation, in case you need to know, is about 4.5 milligrams per day for persons of average height and weight).

3 thoughts on “Mid-Classic update

  1. Italy (wtf)? is right. Was happy Australia won until I watched us lose to Italy. A painful game, right up there with the Jays/Detroit game the last day of the season in 1989.

  2. I would like to apologize to the Dominican and Canada for apparently firing up the European teams with the dismissive tone of my preview. Although it does make things a lot more exciting. I wish more of the games were on channels I get on my TV.

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