Team Nihonjin representing!! In last night’s World Baseball Classic championship game, Japan beat South Korea 5-3 in 10 innings to defend their title as the world’s greatest baseball team. Japan won the title in the first WBC back in 2006 as well.
I stayed up until 2am eastern time watching the game, and it was a thriller. You know my Japanese side has to get all nationalistic and proud of the win, but props to South Korea for battling it out and taking the game to extra innings. I can definitely tell that we are going to start seeing a lot more Korean players in US baseball (Shin-Soo Choo already plays for the Cleveland Indians, which sucks because I can’t stand teams that use racist ass Native American names and logos, Cleveland’s probably being the worst).
How gangsta is Japan when it comes to baseball? They smashed on the United States the night before and then my boy Ichirio Suzuki goes into beastmode in the championship and hits a clutch two-run single in the 10th inning for the win. Word.