Thursday, March 07, 2013

Two Guys from Italy

The report from the World Baseball Classic and Italy's stunning 6-5 victory over Mexico:

Italy was able to come back and tie the game in the fourth, when Twins catcher Drew Butera hit a two-run homer. Mexico, though, again responded in the fifth. Luis Cruz doubled in Eduardo Arredondo to make it 5-4. The game might have ended with that score, but Gonzalez had trouble on both a ball hit over his head by Nick Punto and Rizzo’s fly in the ninth.

That goes to show you what playing for pride of country can do for a couple of former banjo swinging stiffs.  Hey paisanos, that's a spicy meatball!

Then again, Butera was born in Evansville, IN and Punto in San Diego.   Maybe Mexico just sucks.