Archive for March 7, 2009

Japan is in, Taiwan is out

Posted: March 7, 2009 by datechguy in baseball
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Japan has qualified for the 2nd round of the WBC with a 14-2 spanking of Korea. And China has bounced Taiwan with a 4-1 win.

Tomorrow morning we will see if Korea can get China out of the tourney or if the Chinese can begin their climb into baseball respectability.

…but this story will just get you in tears.

Some things are beyond the pale

Posted: March 7, 2009 by datechguy in doctor who, opinion/news

You know oppression, thuggishness, injustice and confiscation of property is one thing but some things are just beyond what can be allowed in civilized society:

Robert Mugabe is reported to own long-lost episodes of Doctor Who.

The President of Zimbabwe apparently possesses tapes of some early episodes of the science fiction series that could be thirty or forty years old, according to The Sun.

Some Doctor Who programmes were deleted by the BBC in the late sixties and seventies to make room in the Beeb’s film library for new shows and Zimbabwe is thought to have bought the first season of the time-travel series when it was still the British colony Rhodesia.

Mugabe intends to keep it that way:

President Robert Mugabe has banned BBC personnel from entering the country, which has reportedly led the corporation to fear that they might never retrieve the missing serials.

Oh the humanity!

Dutch over Dominicans 3-2!

Posted: March 7, 2009 by datechguy in baseball
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If you didn’t catch my liveblogging your eyes are not deceiving you.

The Dominicans combined overconfidence and key errors with bad base running and some bad first pitch swinging to sink themselves.

The Dutch only managed 3 hits but played excellent defense, and clutch pitching. The Dutch closer Boyd walked two but had one man thrown out trying to steal 3rd and stuck out the last man standing.

If this isn’t one of the biggest upsets in baseball history I’d like to know what is. The only thing that could be bigger is if Italy beats Hugo Chavez’s boys tonight.

I can’t believe David pinto was stuck on a Panel somewhere and missed it.

Update: The headline at the classic website says it all: International incident: Dutch stun Dominicans. There should be dancing in the Netherlands tonight! (except in the parts where Imans won’t allow it.)

Update 2: More headlines David Just Beat Goliath In The First Round Of The WBC, As The Netherlands Defeated The Domincan Republic