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    We may already have what may be the biggest upset of the tournament as Israel beat The Republic of Korea in the opening game. In fact, the the team from The Middle East has already cliched their spot i the second round.

    I know I'm late to the party, but these are the first round groups.

    A
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    Netherlands
    Taipei
    South Korea

    B
    Australia
    China
    Cuba
    Japan

    C
    Canada
    Dominican Republic
    Columbia
    USA

    D
    Italy
    Mexico
    Puerto Rico
    Venezuela
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    I don't see Canada making it past the first round.

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    ^ That's been clinched now. I still had faith given how their remaining opponents were Columbia (beatable) and the US, who had gone through a lot of pitchers and were likely to go through at least 3 more against DR (currently playing).
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    This tournament is amazing. It's just awesome games one after another.

    This tag by Castillo off a throw up the line from Bautista is so good. Saved the game: https://streamable.com/wkd2o
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    Israel, the Cinderella of this tournament, has been eliminated in their last game of the second round. Japan and The Netherlands will go to the semi finals with their respective opponents coming from Group F.
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    My biggest takeaway from watching this has been how well Molina has been swinging the bat. Was the star of team Puerto Rico last night. Martinez has also been pitching well. It was cool to see them go up against each other last night.
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    Not watching the games but the passion I & swagger see these guys displaying is really cool to watch.

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    US/Puerto Rico, another great game. Loved the 9th inning in this one. DR and the US play a huge game tomorrow for the last spot in the Championship round.

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    More teammate-on-teammate violence in the WBC: https://streamable.com/ucqbz

    Final round games are Netherlands vs Puerto Rico and USA vs Japan.

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    I thought Machado was Miami born, guess I was badly wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blindy View Post
    I thought Machado was Miami born, guess I was badly wrong.
    I wouldn't have turned down the offer to play for the Dominican Republic, that team was loaded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blindy View Post
    I thought Machado was Miami born, guess I was badly wrong.
    I assume this refers to his team. The rules to play for a country are kind of complicated. A player is eligible to play for a country if he is a citizen, a permanent resident, born in that country, or his parents were from that country.

    Here's a fun statistic: Wladimir Balentien led the tournament in RBIs, home runs, hits, and runs despite playing in 1 fewer game than two teams.
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