Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The new "Oranje"

I watch the World Baseball Classic when I can even though it's not very good baseball and I don't care who wins so long as no Mets get hurt. The baseball's not that good because the players are not even in early season shape, let alone at their best. They're just getting stretched out for the long season ahead. And baseball's not really suited to the quick lose and you're out format that the WBC employs.

Still, despite all that, it's hard not to be stunned by what the Dutch have accomplished this week. Yesterday they beat the Dominican Republic for the second time in 3 days. If this were any other sport it would not be worth mentioning, but baseball is hardly a big deal in Holland and in the DR it's everything. Other than America, the Dominican Republic probably has the most superstars in the game.

Het is een wonder