March 10, 2006

Two Funny Things About the World Baseball Classic

On Korea's team, all three starting outfielders, as well as two infielders, have the last name "Lee." Must be difficult for the broadcasters, sort of like the old Bud Bowl, in which every one of the players was named "Bud" ("and Bud passes to Bud- touchdown!") Thankfully, Derrek Lee is playing for the U.S. and Carlos Lee for Panama (and getting no-hit today), or else things would really be confusing.

Also in the WBC, someone at a game yesterday unfurled an anti-Castro banner while the Cuban team was playing against the Netherlands- leading the Cuban players, of course, to ask the stadium to ban it. Just like the Muslim cartoon rioters, people from totalitarian states always think anything they don't like can just be banned. Fuck Fidel. I hope if Cuba ends up playing in the finals in the U.S., the crowds substitute the "D-Fence" chant with one of "D-Fect."

Posted by Stephen Silver at March 10, 2006 05:59 PM
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