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#795122 - 03/10/09 09:16 PM Netherlands
sdoyel Offline
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Registered: 09/23/03
Loc: Dallas
stuns Dominican Republic.
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#795123 - 03/10/09 11:06 PM Re: Netherlands [Re: sdoyel]
Merg311 Offline
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Registered: 08/01/06
Loc: Hays, KS
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stuns Dominican Repbulic.




again? are you serious?
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#795124 - 03/10/09 11:12 PM Re: Netherlands [Re: Merg311]
Bayer Offline
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Registered: 12/10/07
Loc: Atlanta/Auburn
Freaking awesome

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#795125 - 03/10/09 11:29 PM Re: Netherlands [Re: sdoyel]
Merg311 Offline
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Registered: 08/01/06
Loc: Hays, KS
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stuns Dominican Repbulic.




Don't you mean the "DR"?
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#795126 - 03/10/09 11:31 PM Re: Netherlands [Re: Bayer]
tyler Offline
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Registered: 01/30/07
Loc: Lawrence
2-1 in the 11th.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Stunned twice by a pesky Netherlands team, the Dominican Republic is done at the World Baseball Classic.


Eugene Kingsale singled in the tying run and scored the game-winner in the 11th inning Tuesday night as the Netherlands rallied for a 2-1 victory over the heavily favored Dominicans, earning a surprise spot in the second round.

After an error by first baseman Willy Aybar allowed the winning run to score, Netherlands players rushed out of the dugout and piled all over each other in a raucous celebration that resembled a World Series finale.

Jose Reyes, Robinson Cano and other Dominican stars slumped quietly in the dugout, staring ahead in shock.

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.

The Dominican Republic reached the semifinals of the inaugural WBC in 2006, and a first-round exit in Group D this time seemed almost unimaginable a few days ago.

Then the Netherlands won 3-2 in the teams' tournament opener Saturday. The Dominican Republic bounced back for a 9-0 victory Sunday over Panama, but was stymied again Tuesday night.
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#795127 - 03/10/09 11:41 PM Re: Netherlands [Re: sdoyel]
bubear09 Offline
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Registered: 10/07/07
Loc: Baylor Bubble, Texas
Wow, not once but twice... I loved the payroll stat.... 84 million to 400,000
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#795128 - 03/11/09 12:24 AM Re: Netherlands [Re: bubear09]
jayhawks14 Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
Carlos Marmol you are going to be the Cubs closer this year?
Jesus H. Christ gutter could be dead after this year...

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#795129 - 03/11/09 01:27 AM Re: Netherlands [Re: jayhawks14]
sevenyearhawk Offline
Max Falkenstien

Registered: 08/28/07
Fool me once, shame on you.

Fool me twice ...

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#795130 - 03/11/09 07:36 AM Re: Netherlands [Re: jayhawks14]
larryb Offline
Gutter

Registered: 05/02/07
Loc: Work
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Carlos Marmol you are going to be the Cubs closer this year?
Jesus H. Christ gutter could be dead after this year...




If I haven't died from Cubs Baseball yet Carlos Marmol won't kill me. I think Gregg may start out the season as the closer. I would like to see Samardzija be the closer. He has nasty stuff and a closer mentality but I am not too sure about his control.

Anyways, Congratulations to the Dutch Boys. Awsome win and as far as the Dominicans - have fun going back to your country being goats. My guess is all the major leaguers head straight for their MLB teams. It will be funny to see and hear what type of response Marmol gets from his Domincan Cubs teammates.
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#795131 - 03/11/09 07:37 AM Re: Netherlands [Re: sevenyearhawk]
hayseed Offline
John Brown

Registered: 10/04/07
Loc: Grantville, KS
An early cinderella story in March.......pretty cool
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#795132 - 03/11/09 09:23 AM Re: Netherlands [Re: bubear09]
Jayhwk2212 Offline
John Brown

Registered: 01/27/06
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Wow, not once but twice... I loved the payroll stat.... 84 million to 400,000





Or the Dominican had more MLB allstars then the Netherlands had MLB players.

Dominican Republic allstars = 4
Netherlands MLB players = 0
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