2023 World Baseball Classic

jon abbey

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I think it's primarily because they're at the stage of the tournament where it's one game per day. One of the remaining quarterfinal games had to be tonight, and all four teams involved played on Wednesday. The only strange thing is that it's P.R. and Mexico where the winner doesn't play again until Monday where as the winner of the U.S.-Venezuela game tomorrow turns around and plays Cuba on Sunday.
Fox moved the US game to Saturday night as they think it will get a bigger audience then, at least one of tonight’s managers were pissed.
 

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I hope you don't think I'm referring to the home run. I was referring to his non-catch in foul territory that I think he might have gotten. RF in Fenway is so big, I worry about him there.
I figured you were referring to the foul ball, but he had to run a loooong way to get there. I didn't think he looked overmatched, and he easily got to that liner in the gap.
 

InsideTheParker

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I'm not setting out to attack Verdugo, but did he go after the first pitch in both at-bats? OK, if that's working, but maybe he needs to see more pitches.
 

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This PR/Mexico game is lit! It’s playoff baseball vibes for sure but even more!
 

ngruz25

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Lol, Verdugo almost made a massively boneheaded move by advancing to third on that single. He could have easily been tagged out before the tying run crossed the plate.

Never change, Alex!
 

ngruz25

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Celebration seemed a bit muted...

Puerto Rico didn't get too much out of Kike this tournament. I think whatever is left from his 2021 postseason pixie dust has officially worn off.
 

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That garbage slight separation from the bag replay needs to go. It's not in the spirit of the game at all.
 

InsideTheParker

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I agree with the remarks above about the slight separation of the bag. As for the umpires overruling that play at first, I didn't see the baseman's glove touch the runner.
 

LogansDad

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For all the channels, foxsports.com will give you a one hour free preview. When it expires, you can open a private/incognito window and do it again. When that runs out, close the incongnito window, open a new one, and start over.

Works for me, at least.
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