PHOENIX – On one side is a team of big names, All-Stars, hundred-millionaires, published authors, shampoo spokesmen, pitchmen and World Series heroes. And on the other side is a group that just kicked some ass in a fight.
Who ya got?
Scuttle the predictions, the hype and everything else that at one point defined Pool D of the World Baseball Classic, and replace it with a simple reality: Either Team USA (the celebrities) or Team Canada (the ass-kickers) is moving on to the next round of the WBC in Miami with a victory at 4 p.m. ET Sunday, and the other is heading back to spring training bathed in what-coulda-been.
After a dozen uninspired innings to start the tournament, the Americans finally looked the part of tournament favorite Saturday night, riding a David Wright grand slam to a 6-2 victory over surprising Team Italy, which already had clinched a trip to Miami. Canada took care of that, eliminating Mexico with a 10-3 pummeling while finding time for an old-fashionedRead More »from WBC elimination game: USA enters with swagger, Canada struts with fists tight