posted on 03/18/2013 12:07:12 PM PDT
To: rrstar96; AuH2ORepublican; livius; adorno; wtc911; Willie Green; CGVet58; Clemenza; Narcoleptic; ...
Puerto Rico Ping! Please Freepmail me if you want on or off the list.
posted on 03/18/2013 12:08:25 PM PDT
(The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me)
Team USA was eliminated from the World Baseball Classic
Very predictable with Joe Torre as manager. He STILL hasn't learned how to play small ball.
posted on 03/18/2013 12:14:42 PM PDT
Our country is broke. Let’s cut Puerto Rico loose and let it be its own country. The free ride needs to be over.
posted on 03/18/2013 12:15:28 PM PDT
(My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
The vast majority of Americans have no idea that this tournament is even going on.
posted on 03/18/2013 12:16:19 PM PDT
On a Caribbean cruise a few years ago (Royal Caribbean, not that awful Carnival) that stopped in Puerto Rico, we visited a tourist site in San Juan that overlooked a baseball field where two amateur teams were playing. I stopped for a moment just to see the score and noticed that the players were all teenage kids in some youth league. Probably seventeen year olds, if I were to guess their age.
I couldn't believe how good they were. Kids that damn near looked like grown men. I've seen good college and AAA ball clubs that these teenagers might be a match for. Impeccable diamond work, amazing outfielders, and the pitchers from both teams were riflemen. Batters had polished technique, follow through, and all the evidence of superior coaching and training. Even my wife was saying 'These kids are good'. You'd probably have to have one outstanding American high school baseball team to beat these kids. No doubt at least some of them would eventually end up in MLB. It was like watching Orlando Cepeda and Roberto Clemente at age 17.
They take baseball with great seriousness in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, believe you me.
posted on 03/18/2013 12:49:45 PM PDT
by The KG9 Kid
(Demand Common Sense Nut Control.)
Glad to see how well Puerto Rico is doing! How are the teams from Ohio, Texas, Florida and Georgia faring?
posted on 03/18/2013 12:50:32 PM PDT
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