THIS WAS KIND OF A BIG DEAL

03.11.09 10 years ago 13 Comments

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The Netherlands and their 2 major league players were pretty impressive in beating those dirty Dominicans in extra innings last night. The Dominican team, boasting elite talent and over $83 million in major league salary, has now been eliminated from the World Baseball Whateverthefug:

“This is a miracle. The Dominican Republic is one of the best teams in the world,” Netherlands manager Rod Delmonico said with tears in his eyes. “It is difficult to describe what took place. These kids have fought for three days. I have never had a team with this much passion.”

It was the second time in four days that a Netherlands squad made up of little-known players upset the Dominican Republic, considered one of the favorites coming into the 16-team tournament thanks to a roster filled with major league All-Stars.

Even without injured Alex Rodriguez, the Dominicans featured David Ortiz, Hanley Ramirez, Miguel Tejada and Pedro Martinez, just to name a few. But in two games they couldn’t solve an unheralded Netherlands pitching staff coached by former big leaguer Bert Blyleven.

Some people are putting this upset in the same conversation with the Miracle on Ice at Lake Placid. Easy there, cabrone. The Miracle on Ice wasn’t a preseason exhibition game created by Bud Selig. I’m afraid hockey wins this round. Now there’s an upset.

|Y! Sports|

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