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Koreans end it in a hurry

After taking advantage of early Venezuelan miscues, Korea is ready for prime time

Updated: March 22, 2009, 12:32 PM ET
By Eric Neel | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- It is a testament to the energy of the boisterous Korean contingent at Dodger Stadium on Saturday night that the 2009 World Baseball Classic semifinal between Venezuela and Korea felt like a game at all. The Korean faithful cheered every crack of the bat and oohed and aahed even routine plays in the field as if the game were supercharged with drama from the first pitch to the last.

It was not.

It was over almost before it began.

The game was over before ...

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