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  • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    Jose Quintana got hurt on the last day before the WBC and now he won't be starting the season for us (fracture).
    I had no idea where Jose Quintana was from, but as soon as you said he "won't be starting for us" I knew it had to be some random country and that you're claiming the team as yours because your fourth cousin once had drinks with someone from there.

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    • Originally posted by cF[Authentic] View Post

      I had no idea where Jose Quintana was from, but as soon as you said he "won't be starting for us" I knew it had to be some random country and that you're claiming the team as yours because your fourth cousin once had drinks with someone from there.
      I think he meant won’t be starting for the Mets.

      Plus we know Kep will be rooting for the Czechs in this tournament.
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      • Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post

        I think he meant won’t be starting for the Mets.

        Plus we know Kep will be rooting for the Czechs in this tournament.
        I really want to believe there is a CZ team in the WBC.

        BTW, I root for the US. It's only hoops and sometimes hockey where I spurn them.
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        • Originally posted by cF[Authentic] View Post

          I had no idea where Jose Quintana was from, but as soon as you said he "won't be starting for us" I knew it had to be some random country and that you're claiming the team as yours because your fourth cousin once had drinks with someone from there.
          I claim the 4 countries of my ancestry, just as many people do. I am deeply sorry this makes you insecure. Perhaps a larger truck or a more watered down beer will help?
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          • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

            I claim the 4 countries of my ancestry, just as many people do. I am deeply sorry this makes you insecure. Perhaps a larger truck or a more watered down beer will help?
            You really owned me there, except... I don't own a vehicle and I either walk, bike, or take public transport every day. And I live in Bavaria, so only drink beer that follows the Reinheitsgebot. Otherwise, you were spot on with your criticism.

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            • Originally posted by cF[Authentic] View Post

              You really owned me there, except... I don't own a vehicle and I either walk, bike, or take public transport every day. And I live in Bavaria, so only drink beer that follows the Reinheitsgebot. Otherwise, you were spot on with your criticism.
              Again, I am very sorry this is causing you such acute anxiety. It's a shame that your well being is conditional upon others' reinforcement, and that you assume this must be true of everyone, but I'm told there are other ways to compensate. Please use the excellent European health system to seek help.
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              • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

                I really want to believe there is a CZ team in the WBC.

                BTW, I root for the US. It's only hoops and sometimes hockey where I spurn them.
                Good news, there is a Czechia team! (still going by Czech Republic, is it only hockey that goes by Czechia?) They're in the Tokyo group with Japan, Korea, China, and Australia.

                Best I can tell they're all actually from the Czech Republic and all have other jobs. Unlike the Great Britain team that is half Americans and Canadians with ancestry.
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                • Cuba is letting defectors play for the first time ever, so Cespedes, Moncada, and Robert Jr among others are playing.

                  Didn’t help them as Netherlands wins the first game 4-2.
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                  • This is exactly what I would expect a Great Britain baseball jersey to look like.

                    https://twitter.com/shawn_spradling/...wZFJ8zBRgGpPbw
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                    • Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
                      This is exactly what I would expect a Great Britain baseball jersey to look like.

                      https://twitter.com/shawn_spradling/...wZFJ8zBRgGpPbw
                      Needs a codpiece.
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                      • Panama beat Taiwan 12-5.
                        Aussies upset Korea 8-7.
                        Netherlands goes 2-0 with a 3-1 win over Panama.

                        Ohtani has 5Ks through four innings, no walks, one hit, and just hit a 2 RBI double to put Japan up 3-0 in the 4th.

                        Cuba and Italy are also playing, tied 0-0 early.
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                        • Japan dispatches China 8-1.

                          Italy (really the Italian-American heritage team) beats Cuba 6-3 in ten innings. The Cubans now find themselves with their backs against the wall. An 0-2 start with Panama and Taiwan still to play.
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                          • Italy is basically another US team.
                            Great Britain is basically another US team (plus a lot of Bahamians)

                            The Czechs on the other hand are almost entirely from the Czech Republic (only 4 Americans, rest are Czechs). Confusing though because there is one person as listed from Czechoslovakia with a May 92 birthday, yet there are others born before that who list Czech Republic as their birth country. Does that guy just really miss the unification?
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                            • This Czechia team ain't half bad. Up 3-0 in the third and left quite a few on base in the first two innings. Not bad for a team of mostly amateurs.

                              On the other hand, China is not good. Apparently their league shut down during Covid so these are mostly professional turned amateur players, but I'm not sure anyone on the team can hit 90 on the radar gun. Nor at they very accurate with 16 walks against Japan in Game 1 and have already given up a few so far. Sweet jerseys, though.
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                              • Apparently their manager is a neurologist.



                                They opened with a come from behind 8-5 win against China.
                                Last edited by Kepler; 03-10-2023, 01:27 AM.
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