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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Hut Holland Hut!

Those of you who know me are aware that I don't have a sports bone in my body. For the most part, I can't speak the lingo, don't know the rules, and can't follow it on TV. But there was excitement in my house last evening when the Dutch underdog baseball team pulled off another major upset in Game 5 (pool D) of the World Baseball Classic in San Juan, Puerto Rico. They came from behind in the 11th inning to beat the Dominican Republic with a score of 2-1. The game went on for hours. It was an unexpected second upset of the Dominican team by the Netherlands, and it qualified them to play in round 2 tonight in Miami against Puerto Rico.

(Team Italy was eliminated on Tuesday in Toronto against a Venezuelan team loaded with major league stars)