2023 World Baseball Classic

Mr. Stinky Esq.

No more Ramon
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Dec 7, 2006
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Amazing moment for Ohtani. Congrats to Japan, that was a well earned win and one of the most exciting non-Sox games I’ve watched.
 

Brand Name

make hers mark
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Oct 6, 2010
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Moving the Line
Full. The count, the time. Empty is the hourglass. Of outs, of sand grains, of pitches, of chances. A champion: Named. As Kentetsu Takamori once said: Living in a world such as this is like dancing on a live volcano. ワールド・ベースボール・クラシック・ジャパン優勝おめでとう!
 

jon abbey

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Jul 15, 2005
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I always thought Smoltz should never be allowed to announce national games and that his existence is one of the biggest obstacles to baseball's US popularity, but just there I learned that actually he is qualified if and only if a stud SP is trying to close a game. So they should hire someone different for every other situation, but they can have Smoltz on very tiny standby retainer for the rare cases that comes up.
 

hunter05

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May 29, 2006
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He hasn't learned english yet?
It is an incredibly difficult language to learn. Especially for Japanese people. I bet he is able to communicate with his teammates, but expressing more complicated thoughts is probably still too difficult.
 

Kliq

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Mar 31, 2013
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I'm ready for the season. The 10 useless days of spring training we have left can fuck off.