The Boss's worst fears realized!! A star player, hurt during WBC....play.....what's that you say? It wasn't one of my Yankees? Well then it clearly wasn't a true "star player", now was it? (says George)
It would be interesting to find out how the payment thing works. My guess for MLB is that Selig has told the owners that they will continue to pay any of their players hurt in the WBC, but who knows about other leagues?
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re the injuries, I'd have to suspect that they'd get some type of special event type of insurance to cover the expenses of players injured in this sort of thing. It would be a bit odd b/c you'd have guys from the US, who would pretty much have to cover their own bills, but also people from other countries w/ more socialized sorts of medical treatment available for whom it might not actually matter who pays the bills as they are 'covered' as people, rather than as athletes? I'm not sure though.
I will need to get the DVR set for this...thanks for the updates!!
After hitting 56 in Korea, Lee came to Japan to play for Valentine's Chiba Lotte Marines, but he couldn't reproduce the power across the sea (He hit 14 and 30 in 100 and 117 games respectively for the last two years in Japan, so the power does seem to be coming back but not to KBO levels) . Still a productive hitter though, much like Hideki Matsui's transition to the majors.
Anyways, that was a great game and it didn't feel like a meaningless game, which it was because both teams had already secured their places in Anaheim for the 2nd round.
Wonder if Canada or Mexico will make it through to the 2nd round? And does Panama have a chance to make it out of their group? Otherwise all the good action seems to be in the 2nd round and beyond. The bizarre format sucks though, as all the strong Caribbean sides have to fight eachother for one spot in the final, even though they could very easily have the finals amongst themselves. I guess MLB reckons that would be ratings and popularity suicide.