Team USA is currently losing to Canadia, 0-7, after 4 innings. Pitcher Adam Loewen (lifetime ERA in the majors: 81.00) looked pretty damn good, going 3 2/3 scoreless in 61 pitches. Dontrelle Willis, not so much: 5 ER in 2 2/3 innings (65 pitches). It's certainly far from over, but wow. Normally I'd be thrilled by this (all those Yankess on Team USA), but Sunday night I have tickets to the semifinal between the Pool A and Pool B winners. I was expecting USA-Japan. Just might be Canadia-Korea. Awesome.
Also, Marlins beat the Red Sox 12-1.
Update: Adam Stern with an inside-the-park HR! 8-0, Canadia!
Update 2: Jason Varitek with a grand slam! Great day for Sox hitters. Canadia's still up 8-6.
Update 3: Steve Nash is in the audience! Which makes sense because he's a Canadian who lives in Arizona! (But he was actually born in South Africa.)
Update 4: Awesome diving catch by Adam Stern!!!
Update 5: Lots of exclamation points!!!!!!
Update 6: I really should get back to work!!!!!!!!!
Update 7: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Update 8: Chase Utley hits a 400+ foot blast to dead center in the 8th; would have put Team USA up by 1 going into the 9th. But the newest Sox slugger, Adam Stern, makes a nice catch to end the threat. Oh yeah, and exclamation points!!!!!
Update 9: Bottom of the 9th: Adam Stern with another dive to catch a bloop by A-Rod, to end the game - but it pops out of his glove as he hits the ground. Tying run at the plate for USA - nope -
Update 10: CANADIA WINS, 8-6. WOW.
Hopefully that will shut up all the WBC critics. That was an amazing game.