Miracle on Ice Turf.
Team USA won their first ever World baseball classic last night against an electric Puerto Rican team in front of over 50,000 fans at the shitty Los Angelas stadium. USA dominated this game with a final score of 8-0.
Marcus Stroman (SP for the Toronto Blue Jays) threw 6 innings of no hit baseball against an undefeated PR team. Ian Kinsler hit a bomb 2 run home run in the 3rd and from there it was history. The American’s added a few more insurance runs before celebrating. Prior to this Championship, USA’s best finish was a mere 3rd place finish in 2009.
The PR team had a parade scheduled already and USA shut them down. Probably the best part about this Win is that Marcus Stroman was contemplating to play for either Puerto Rico or America. His mother was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and he wanted to please his mom. Yet, the more he thought about it, the more he felt compelled to pitch for Team USA. He was born and raised on Long Island, graduated from Duke University, and his father is a retired New York police officer…… Turns out he made the right choice.
Here’s what 72 year old Coach of team USA Jim Leyland had to say about this victory, “I had the honor of managing for our country; the coaches have the honor of coaching for our country. The players have the honor of playing for our country, but this was really about the men and women that serve our country.’’
Was this as exciting as the Miracle on Ice? No not even close. However the last few games were filled with great, fun to watch baseball. Gives these guys another opportunity to play for their homelands especially if they didn’t get that opportunity when they were in little league.
But man it’s awesome when USA wins shit.