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2007 Baseball World Cup

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  • Originally posted by Cubano100% View Post
    The first game vs Panama. He will be coming as a reliever. Cuba also has LHP Norberto Gonzalez, Cienfuegos Shrimps, who does not throw hard but gets the job done. He relieved against Japan in the WBC. Havana Cowboys RHP Jonder Martinez who throws 93-95 MPH with good repertoire can come as a reliever too. He threw a cookie to David Ortiz that it is still traveling in the first Dominican R. vs Cuba game in the WBC.
    So THAT'S the satellite I see in the skies at night..it was Big Papi's dinger off Lazo. Be thankful tho that Lazo is NOT Cuba's verson of Eric Gagne
    sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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    • Originally posted by SDL View Post
      So THAT'S the satellite I see in the skies at night..it was Big Papi's dinger off Lazo. Be thankful tho that Lazo is NOT Cuba's verson of Eric Gagne

      He did not hit it against Lazo, but Jonder Martinez. Lazo shutdown the Dominican army along side Yadel Marti.

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      • This is actually the second time in a row that the Netherlands belong to the four best countries in the world.

        Two years ago, when the WC was played in Holland, I thought it was because of the home advantage. But it doesn't seem a hick up.

        If things will go as well as during the Intercontinental cup, this can be a beautiful championship. Maybe even better.

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        • Nice detail for tomorrow's game vs the US.

          US manager is Davey Johnson, who happens to be the Dutch manager about 3years ago.

          I wonder if that will be a disadvantage for the Dutch.

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          • Hey congratulations to the Netherlands! It appears that this team is for real! I knew that it would be hard for Mexico to advance, but, I was a bit dissapointed with the Aussies losing even though it was against Japan. Cuba will probably win it all because of their talent and experience, but any of the remaining three teams could easily pull off an upset.

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            • Whilst the Semis have yet to be played, there were two games thus far with Korea beating Chinese Taipei 3-0 and Australia beating Mexico 7-1. Korea and Australia now playoff for the fifth spot in the tourney whilst Mexico play South Korea in the seventh place playoff.
              RIP - HGF [1937-2009]

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              • Mmmm...lost in semis again..

                We always find it hard to win from the north american teams...

                0-5 runs 6-6 hits... 2E from the dutch. The game was closer than the score...
                4 runs in the bottom of the 8th

                Martin

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                • Netherlands

                  Really good job to get this far again though. Lets see if they can improve on their 2005 performance and capture bronze. Always a tough call getting through Japan, but beating Cuba in the prelims should give these guys alot of confidence going into this game.
                  RIP - HGF [1937-2009]

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                  • Holland kept pace until the eighth inning. Only then the US came through with a rally.

                    Kudos to David Bergman.

                    The final score does not represent the game. It was much closer than the score tells us.

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                    • Questions to Dutch Fans?

                      Has the recent success your national team has had in recent international tournaments paid dividends Baseball in general in the Netherlands. Increased interest? fans? participation? Any chance this international success might spill over to other European nations?

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                      • Originally posted by Beisbol41 View Post
                        Has the recent success your national team has had in recent international tournaments paid dividends Baseball in general in the Netherlands. Increased interest? fans? participation? Any chance this international success might spill over to other European nations?
                        I haven't heard about a growth of people who start to play baseball.

                        Since the European championship was played for the first time in 1954, there have been 30 championships and Holland won 20 of them. Holland has won the last five and I have not noticed any growth of our beloved sport.

                        But maybe my fellow countrymen can tell more.

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                        • Originally posted by Yankeebiscuitfan View Post
                          I haven't heard about a growth of people who start to play baseball.

                          Since the European championship was played for the first time in 1954, there have been 30 championships and Holland won 20 of them. Holland has won the last five and I have not noticed any growth of our beloved sport.

                          But maybe my fellow countrymen can tell more.
                          Well I think the Netherlands has grown and have become more then 'just the European champions' over the last couple of years. Holland is a small country but relatively baseball over here is doing OK, but it's growth is limited by the sport's popularity in the rest of Europe. If baseball in Europe could get at the same level as basketball I'd be happy.

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                          • Disappointing. I was hoping for a Netherlands v. Japan final.

                            Oh well. Can't ever bet against Cuba at the World Cup.
                            If you don't love me, you have a terrible OPS+.

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                            • Originally posted by Chi View Post
                              Disappointing. I was hoping for a Netherlands v. Japan final.

                              Oh well. Can't ever bet against Cuba at the World Cup.
                              I've always said that any tournament Cuba is in, the goal isn't to beat them but to finish secnd to them. All Cuba has to do is show up and they will win
                              sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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                              • Originally posted by SDL View Post
                                I've always said that any tournament Cuba is in, the goal isn't to beat them but to finish secnd to them. All Cuba has to do is show up and they will win
                                They lost in the WBC. Also, I could bring up the Olympics. That said, they put together some pretty fantastic baseball teams.
                                If you don't love me, you have a terrible OPS+.

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