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Reds Fanatic
03-10-2006, 04:10 PM
Here are the lineups:



US
J. Damon LF
D. Jeter SS
K. Griffey Jr. CF
A. Rodriguez 3B
C. Jones DH
D. Lee 1B
C. Utley 2B
M. Barrett C
R. Winn RF

R. Clemens P

South Africa
P. Bell 2B
B. Willemburg SS
P. Naude DH
N. Dempsey 1B
J. Phillips 3B
J. Cook CF
W. Kemp C
S. Ekermans LF
I. Butcher RF

Michaels P

BRM
03-10-2006, 04:10 PM
Clemens on the hill, right?

Gainesville Red
03-10-2006, 04:14 PM
Yeah, Clemens. Griff just got another basehit.

Gainesville Red
03-10-2006, 04:15 PM
And scored along with Jeter on an Arod triple. They're gonna mercy rule these guys.

Gainesville Red
03-10-2006, 04:16 PM
Larry Jones K's. 2 down.

MasonBuzz3
03-10-2006, 04:16 PM
griffey just continues to hit. hopefully the extra at bats in the WBC will help with the annual slow start for junior

Gainesville Red
03-10-2006, 04:18 PM
Lee plates A-rod w/ a opposite field HR. Looked like he missed it, ball just kept going. 4-0

Reds Fanatic
03-10-2006, 04:19 PM
4-0 US already this will be a short day.

Gainesville Red
03-10-2006, 04:20 PM
Utley grounds out. Let's see what Clemens's got left. Should be intresting.

Heath
03-10-2006, 04:20 PM
This like having your high school team show up in the WBC.

Ugh. Not pretty for SA

Is SA the home team? What did they do, win the toss and elect to defer to the second half?

Gainesville Red
03-10-2006, 04:22 PM
What is the mercy rule? 15 runs before 5 innings, 10 after?

Reds Fanatic
03-10-2006, 04:23 PM
15 runs after 5 innings or 10 runs after 7 innings.

savafan
03-10-2006, 04:24 PM
15 runs after five innings, 10 after 7 I believe.

Big Klu
03-10-2006, 04:36 PM
Heath,

I think each team has an opportunity to be the home team at some point (either in one or two games), and therefore has to be the away team at some point, too.

Mexico at USA
Canada at South Africa

Canada at USA
South Africa at Mexico

Mexico at Canada
USA at South Africa


My question is why are the US flag patches on the right sleeve backwards, with the blue field in the upper right corner?

Big Klu
03-10-2006, 04:38 PM
Junior!!!!

DJF33
03-10-2006, 04:38 PM
3-run shot by JR.!
7-0 USA

BRM
03-10-2006, 04:39 PM
Junior is red hot! I expect Martinez to pull him from the game now...

Reds Fanatic
03-10-2006, 04:40 PM
Junior is on fire. He is now 4 for 6 with a HR and 4 RBI in these 3 games.

DJF33
03-10-2006, 04:41 PM
I definitely hope this helps Junior start the season strong.

Also, is anyone listening to Bonds on the radio brodcast? So disgusting. They just keep going on-and-on about how great he is. It's hard to even tell their is a baseball game going on.

Big Klu
03-10-2006, 04:42 PM
Does anyone know if there are any Ken Griffey Jr. #3 Team USA jerseys or any Team USA caps for sale anywhere?

Reds Fanatic
03-10-2006, 04:43 PM
Lee doubles in 2 more runs. 9-0 US still in the 2nd inning.

Heath
03-10-2006, 04:44 PM
Does anyone know if there are any Ken Griffey Jr. #3 Team USA jerseys or any Team USA caps for sale anywhere?


neweracap.com has the hats -

mlb.com has both

minorleagues.com has both on back order.

GIK
03-10-2006, 04:44 PM
Does anyone know if there are any Ken Griffey Jr. #3 Team USA jerseys or any Team USA caps for sale anywhere?

http://shop.mlb.com/category/index.jsp?categoryId=2194497&cp=2194484

savafan
03-10-2006, 04:44 PM
Does anyone know if there are any Ken Griffey Jr. #3 Team USA jerseys or any Team USA caps for sale anywhere?

http://www.sportsauthority.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2165766

Chip R
03-10-2006, 04:45 PM
My question is why are the US flag patches on the right sleeve backwards, with the blue field in the upper right corner?

I blame Bob Boone.

BRM
03-10-2006, 04:46 PM
Junior is on fire. He is now 4 for 6 with a HR and 4 RBI in these 3 games.

Too bad he's not regular season ready. He's all about power right now - 2 doubles and a HR. Not one opposite field single...

Reds Fanatic
03-10-2006, 04:47 PM
Utley drove in another run. 10-0 US mid 2nd.

Joseph
03-10-2006, 04:48 PM
Mercy rule

membengal
03-10-2006, 04:49 PM
Too bad he's not regular season ready. He's all about power right now - 2 doubles and a HR. Not one opposite field single...

Hee. Absolute quality.

Big Klu
03-10-2006, 04:50 PM
Too bad he's not regular season ready. He's all about power right now - 2 doubles and a HR. Not one opposite field single...

Griffey hasn't looked this comfortable in the #3 spot in the order since he was with Seattle, and had Alex Rodriguez hitting behind him...oh, yeah...ARod is hitting fourth for Team USA, too!

BRM
03-10-2006, 04:52 PM
Griffey hasn't looked this comfortable in the #3 spot in the order since he was Seattle, and had Alex Rodriguez hitting behind him...oh, yeah...ARod is hitting fourth for Team USA, too!

Milton for ARod? :p:

Doc. Scott
03-10-2006, 04:58 PM
The Netherlands mercy-ruled Panama. Geez, I would have thought Panama would have a better squad.

Chip R
03-10-2006, 05:03 PM
The Netherlands mercy-ruled Panama. Geez, I would have thought Panama would have a better squad.

You aren't much if you aren't Dutch. I'm sure there was much mocking going on in The Hague.

DJF33
03-10-2006, 05:03 PM
Wow JR. another 3-run homer!

Big Klu
03-10-2006, 05:03 PM
Junior again!!!!!

DJF33
03-10-2006, 05:04 PM
14-0 USA top of 3rd no outs

Reds Fanatic
03-10-2006, 05:05 PM
Wow what a start to the year by Junior. Now 14-0 US.

spaethc
03-10-2006, 05:06 PM
Heath,

My question is why are the US flag patches on the right sleeve backwards, with the blue field in the upper right corner?

Here is the explination from ESPN.com's uni watch:

Actually, the sleeve patch isn't backward. When the American flag is worn on the right side of a garment or vehicle, it's customary to position the blue field toward the front, so the flag looks like it's waving in the breeze as the person or vehicle moves forward. This applies to sleeve patches, helmet decals, Army uniforms, the space shuttle, Air Force One and so on.

BCubb2003
03-10-2006, 05:09 PM
My question is why are the US flag patches on the right sleeve backwards, with the blue field in the upper right corner?

It's appropriate to show the flag as if it were flowing from front to back, as you'd see it on the right side of a person or vehicle moving forward.

beb30
03-10-2006, 05:10 PM
Junior is going nuts hitting .714 with 2 HR's, 2B's, and 7 rbi in the classic, i believe he leads the team in virtually every offensive category......

Reds Fanatic
03-10-2006, 05:11 PM
Now 16-0 still in the 3rd inning.

Chip R
03-10-2006, 05:11 PM
How win efficient were those home runs?

Matt700wlw
03-10-2006, 05:12 PM
:griffey:

:jump:

BRM
03-10-2006, 05:13 PM
How win efficient were those home runs?

Not very. A simple single to center field would have been just as efficient.

HotCorner
03-10-2006, 05:15 PM
Damn! Can't believe I'm missing this.

timmario66
03-10-2006, 05:15 PM
Too bad he's not regular season ready. He's all about power right now - 2 doubles and a HR. Not one opposite field single...

He did have an opposite field double on Wednesday.;)

BRM
03-10-2006, 05:16 PM
He did have an opposite field double on Wednesday.;)

My mistake! He must be ready then!!

Chip R
03-10-2006, 05:17 PM
Those South Africans really need to start manufacturing runs better.

Big Klu
03-10-2006, 05:23 PM
I feel kinda bad for South Africa... :(

Reds Nd2
03-10-2006, 05:23 PM
The Netherlands mercy-ruled Panama. Geez, I would have thought Panama would have a better squad.

They also no-hit them, although Shairon Martis got a favorable ruling on a shot to 3B in the 7th.

Doc. Scott
03-10-2006, 05:24 PM
That's right. And Panama had a couple of big-leaguers on its squad. The Dutch don't have any professionals, I don't think.

DJF33
03-10-2006, 05:24 PM
RBI single for Griffey
17-0 USA

Big Klu
03-10-2006, 05:25 PM
RBI single for Junior...17-0.

Cmon, Buck....Time to put Vernon Wells in as a PR.

Chip R
03-10-2006, 05:25 PM
That's right. And Panama had a couple of big-leaguers on its squad. The Dutch don't have any professionals, I don't think.

Andruw Jones.

Reds Fanatic
03-10-2006, 05:26 PM
Nice box score for Junior today. 4 for 4. 2 HR's, 7 RBIs and 3 runs scored.

Big Klu
03-10-2006, 05:26 PM
That's right. And Panama had a couple of big-leaguers on its squad. The Dutch don't have any professionals, I don't think.


You are mistaken, Doc. Andruw Jones and Randall Simon, among others, play for the Netherlands. Curacao and Aruba are both Dutch territories in the Caribbean.

flyer85
03-10-2006, 05:26 PM
Junior is going nuts hitting .714 with 2 HR's, 2B's, and 7 rbi in the classic, i believe he leads the team in virtually every offensive category......but can he bunt?

TOBTTReds
03-10-2006, 05:27 PM
is this game on TV at all?

beb30
03-10-2006, 05:28 PM
but can he bunt?

:laugh: who needs to when you can perform in this way?

Doc. Scott
03-10-2006, 05:28 PM
Andruw Jones.

Geez, you're right. All the Curacao people. I'm way too much in mock mode today, I think.

Jones actually didn't play in that game, although Gene Kingsale and Randall Simon did.

Reds Fanatic
03-10-2006, 05:29 PM
is this game on TV at all? No live TV today because ESPN has college basketball on this afternoon. They are replaying this game at 3 AM ET.

Big Klu
03-10-2006, 05:30 PM
is this game on TV at all?

Only if a local station is picking up the feed. I'm lucky--WSFJ-51, the Christian TV station in Newark, is picking up the game as part of their programming for the whole family. (Though they black out the beer commercials for local spots.)

BRM
03-10-2006, 05:31 PM
Jeter, Junior, and ARod are a combined 10-11 with 10 runs scored and 9 RBIs.

flyer85
03-10-2006, 05:31 PM
The US team is not being very run efficient.

vaticanplum
03-10-2006, 05:32 PM
The US team is not being very run efficient.

:lol:

RedLegSuperStar
03-10-2006, 05:34 PM
17-0 and Junior has 2 HR's And 7 RBI's!

Holy Cow!

Big Klu
03-10-2006, 05:34 PM
I think that Buck can put Vernon Wells in CF now, or put Jeff Francoeur in RF with Randy Winn to LF and Johnny Damon to CF. Griffey has done his damage--get him out of there.

Reds Fanatic
03-10-2006, 05:35 PM
I think that Buck can put Vernon Wells in CF now, or put Jeff Francoeur in RF with Randy Winn to LF and Johnny Damon to CF. Griffey has done his damage--get him out of there. I agree. These blowout games scare me with injuries.

BRM
03-10-2006, 05:35 PM
Junior is still in CF in the bottom of the 4th.

flyer85
03-10-2006, 05:37 PM
Junior is still in CF in the bottom of the 4th.Bob Boone would have him outta there.

Reds Nd2
03-10-2006, 05:37 PM
That's right. And Panama had a couple of big-leaguers on its squad. The Dutch don't have any professionals, I don't think.

Carlos Lee and Olmedo Saenz are the only ones who come to mind.

EDIT: Crap. Wrong team. :redface:

Big Klu
03-10-2006, 05:38 PM
Last inning, hopefully.

Big Klu
03-10-2006, 05:41 PM
Good sportsmanship by Chase Utley and Ken Griffey Sr. not to take the extra base on the ball that SA catcher Willem Kemp couldn't find.

Big Klu
03-10-2006, 05:45 PM
Please, please, please...take Griffey out! :pray:

BRM
03-10-2006, 05:48 PM
Look's like Francoeur is in for Griffey.

Reds Nd2
03-10-2006, 05:49 PM
That was classy when the South Africans applauded Clemens as he came off the field.

Reds Nd2
03-10-2006, 05:50 PM
Francouer in RF and Winn moves to CF.

Neo
03-10-2006, 05:52 PM
Reds need to get Sr. back on the field and around Jr. again.

Big Klu
03-10-2006, 05:53 PM
I'm glad Steve Stone made the observation that Derek Jeter's sunglasses don't do much good sitting on top of his head! :cool:

Reds Nd2
03-10-2006, 05:56 PM
I'm glad Steve Stone made the observation that Derek Jeter's sunglasses don't do much good sitting on top of his head! :cool:

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Big Klu
03-10-2006, 05:57 PM
Game over! USA advances!

Reds Fanatic
03-10-2006, 05:59 PM
US moves on to Anaheim and will be in a pool with Japan, Korea and Mexico for the next round.

KronoRed
03-10-2006, 06:06 PM
Take that South Africa! ;)

TeamBoone
03-10-2006, 08:45 PM
is this game on TV at all?

That's one of the problems with playing in March; I knew it would happen. College basketball rules in March.

It's too bad TNT (or FSN) couldn't carry some of the games when ESPN/ESPN2 couldn't. Heck! For something this special, put it on ESPN Classic... anything!!