Thursday, March 09, 2006

America's Game? Ouch!

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Over at the World Baseball Classic in Phoenix, the overpaid "allstars" of Team USA may get eliminated today, without playing another game. Canada, Oh, Canada has handed our best, a powerful defeat.

This From The New York Times -
Canada 8, U.S. 6
Canada Beats the U.S. at Its Own Game
By MURRAY CHASS
Published: March 9, 2006

PHOENIX, March 8 — Miracle on ice? How about miracle on grass?
How else to explain Canada's 8-6 victory over the United States on Wednesday in their second game of the World Baseball Classic? If the Tampa Bay Devil Rays won the World Series this year, it would not be as stunning.

The Canadian victory plunged the United States into a perilous position. If the Americans lose to South Africa on Friday, they could be eliminated. But they could also be eliminated before the South Africa game if Mexico defeats Canada on Thursday night by 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1.

But if Canada wins that game, and the United States beats South Africa, the Americans and the Canadians would advance. The top two teams in each pool advances to the second round.

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