Re: In Defense of the WBC
They need to change the format to discincentivize running up the score. Also, that Robinson guy was nuts the whole game with his take-out slides at second. His bunt in the 9th was just the tip of the iceberg. There's so much talk about trying to protect catchers from home plate collisions, but I'm convinced we're going to see a compound fracture of some 2nd baseman's leg before we see the next Posey-like injury at the plate. Matt Holliday, Matt Kemp or some big dude like that is going to break a Marco Scutaro or Darwin Barney into two pieces.
How, then, are those people of the future—who are taking steroids every day—going to look back on baseball players who used steroids? They're going to look back on them as pioneers. They're going to look back at it and say "So what?" - Bill James, Cooperstown and the 'Roids