Italy's stunner a joy to watch
Say what you want, but the WBC sure beats spring training games
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The ninth inning of Thursday afternoon's game between Italy and Mexico is why managers hate the World Baseball Classic and why fans should love it.
Mexico entered the ninth leading 5-4 at Salt River Fields. If this had been a regular Cactus League game, the veteran starters would be on the golf course and most of the fans would be in line for happy hour at Don and Charlie's. Instead, the starters still were in the game and the remaining 4,478 fans were either ...
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