Monday, March 9, 2009
World Baseball Classic
Attended Game 1 of the 2009 World Baseball Classic at Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan Puerto Rico.
More enthusiasm in the stands at Hiram Bithorn Stadium for one game between Netherlands and Dominican Republic than in 81 games played at Safeco Field. DR flags everywhere. Bands on the dugout between innings. Beer girls and pina coladas. Sunshine bright and hot.
Pedro Martinez pitched 3 scoreless innings. Biggest cheers for David "Big Papi" Ortiz, and most jerseys in the stands. Miguel Tejada homers. Jose Guillen. Julian Tavarez. Miguel Olivo. Moises Alou. Felipe Alou, manager.
And, DR lost to Netherlands, 3-2!