2017 World Baseball Classic

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  1. IWMB
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  2. FedEx
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    It's baseball so that's cool but yeah, I have a hard time caring all that much about the tournament.
  3. sycked
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    sycked If you loved me, you'd all kill yourselves today.

    Should watch it with chae and me at our new favorite bar. The drunk that runs trivia insists that he'll do watch parties.
  4. FedEx
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    What's the name of the joint?
  5. IWMB
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    Fed gets an invite but not me?

    :davidcross:
  6. zmz
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    zmz By the Banks of the River Chicago

  7. sycked
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    sycked If you loved me, you'd all kill yourselves today.

  8. sycked
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    sycked If you loved me, you'd all kill yourselves today.

    I try not to post the bars on the board. Don't want a Brian26 to randomly show up.
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  9. Cheeses
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    Cheeses Social justice for everyone but white men Cupcake Mod

    We're not that interesting.

    :cmon:
  10. sycked
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    sycked If you loved me, you'd all kill yourselves today.

  11. IWMB
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    Israel beat Korea in the opener.

    @ Chae

    :haha:
  12. chops
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    Won't post the name of a bar because some tug from another SOX website might show up?

    Who fucking cares if he does, you don't have to sit with him, drink with him, buy him a beer, or even say hello.

    Is this kindergarten?
  13. maurice
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    It's a joke. I post all the meet up details here routinely.

    The story is that, one time (obviously many years ago), Zoso, Karen, Val, and I met up at Puffer's. Brian26 from WSI apparently was stalking whatever GG board we were posting on at that time, so he also showed up at Puffer's (with a couple of fat chicks) to stalk us. He eventually worked up the courage to come over to our table, or we wouldn't have known he was there, since he's not IRL friends with any of us.

    :creeper:
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  14. Cheeses
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    Cheeses Social justice for everyone but white men Cupcake Mod

    Pretty sure I saw a guy who was Viva stalking us at some WSI meetup. Or SATCH. Or Drinking Team.
  15. chops
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    chops never met prope

    Ah, carry on. I sat next to B26 @ at a SUX game in 2006 I believe :shrug:

    Also, Karin with an I.
  16. Cheeses
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    Cheeses Social justice for everyone but white men Cupcake Mod

    Yes, plz.

    :larry:
  17. y2chae
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    y2chae Panda

    :deepsigh:

    Game was in Korea too.
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  18. skottyj
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    I met that Brian26 dude in some line at Soxfest in I think 2006. He's an odd dude. Kept talking my ear off; all I wanted to do was play Street Fighter 2 on my Game Boy.
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  19. IWMB
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    Chosen Ones knocking the shit out of Taiwan, 6-0 in the 4th. Could be set to advance already if they finish it out.
  20. whitesox901
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    whitesox901 Aubergine Dreams

  21. IWMB
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    6-3 now. Fucked up an inning ending DP.

    Very Jewish of them.
  22. Cheeses
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    Cheeses Social justice for everyone but white men Cupcake Mod

    Smirkingly Jewish?
  23. Ziggy
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    Ziggy I Can Get Laid in Germany

    Advance or the original black and white?
  24. IWMB
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    Ended up winning 15-7

    :andruw:

    Oranje beat Korea 5-0, so the hosts look to be out already.
  25. skottyj
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    The color one. Advanced or whatever it is. It ended up getting stolen cause I left it at work overnight. Damn cleaning people.
  26. y2chae
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    Korea's roster is all KBO except the closer on the Cardinals but :cmon: you think they still have the talent to beat Israel and the Dutch.
  27. FedEx
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    The Dutch always put up a good fight because of their various Caribbean holdings. Their roster this year has Kenley Jansen, Xander Bogaerts, Didi Gregorius, Jurickson Profar, Jonathan Schoop, Andrelton Simmons and the best Japanese home run hitter since Wily Mo Pena, Wladimir Balentien.
  28. FedEx
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    Went to a WBC game a few years ago in San Francisco and watching Team Netherlands play was the best. It was half tall as fuck white dude with Der and Van in their name and a bunch of slick fielding Caribbean infielders.
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    Yeah I knew they always had the Curcao people play for them but still the bottom end of that roster has to be terrible. I guess in an one game scenario it doesn't matter.

    Odd that Korea couldn't get more MLB players to play, Koreans are very nationalistic when it comes to these things.
  30. FedEx
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    Very weird, they only have like 1-2 MLB players, right? And even then it's not the heavy hitters.
  31. y2chae
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    Actually more Koreans are in MLB more than ever.

    Ryu (understand why he isn't playing, he missed either all or most of last season with injury)
    Oh (playing)
    Park (demoted to AAA, probably trying to save his MLB career)

    Kang might have been passed over because he recently got his sentence for a DUI. Koreans take this type of stuff seriously, the typical honor/embarrassing the family type deal. Still leaves Choo, Choi and Kim. I imagine a couple of KBO players have MLB talent on that roster.
  32. FedEx
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    Sorry, what I meant was the WBC team doesn't have any of the Korean MLB players. Which yeah, I went over their roster and it's basically a Cardinals reliever (Oh) and that's it.
  33. y2chae
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    Yeah and that's what I was getting at. More Koreans in MLB than ever and surprising only 1 is on the roster.
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  35. IWMB
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    Why can't they play?

    /some cheeses
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  37. IWMB
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    Was kinda hoping to see more extras. After 10, they start the inning with runners on 1st and 2nd.
  38. Cheeses
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  39. IWMB
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    US blows a 5-0 lead.

    :biglaff:

    6-5 DR after a Cruz 3 run bomb in the 8th
  40. IWMB
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    And then Starling Marte adds a solo shot
  41. y2chae
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    Q went 5 2/3 with no hits against USA until he gave up a single and was pulled. He will get close to a Sale like return.
  42. IWMB
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    Israel wins again!
  43. whitesox901
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    whitesox901 Aubergine Dreams

  44. IWMB
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    It kinda is

    DR/Columbia has been great. Heading to the 10th after Joey Bats guns down the winning run.
  45. Cheeses
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    The District of Columbia? :kittled:
  46. IWMB
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    :larussa:

    I knew that looked weird
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  47. s=D
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    I read that in a game against Palastine, Israel stole 2nd base and wouldn't give it back.
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  48. skottyj
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    Some great baseball played this weekend. I wish this thing would catch on more. That US game on Saturday night was fucking epic.
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  49. AnthraxFan93
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    Can someone explain to me why Mike Trout isn't on the USA Team? Does he really need to be in AZ preparing to be on a 3rd place team?
  50. y2chae
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    Maybe he felt he needed to focus on spring training? Who cares, he's not the only prominent American to skip... Bryant, Rizzo, Kershaw, Harper, Bumgarner, none of them are playing.

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