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The final four of baseball

Posted at 9:59 AM on March 17, 2006 by Ben Tesch

I don't know that it comes as a surprise to me, but Mexico knocked the United States out of the World Baseball Classic. The teams in the semifinals are Korea, Japan, Dominican Republic, and Cuba. I was actually more suprised with Venezuela's showing, and how low-scoring the 2nd round was. I still have trouble seeing anyone beating Dominican Republic, and apparently based on the poll that was on ESPN.com that I recently took, most of the world agrees with me.

My predictions: Seung Yeop Lee is on fire, and Korea is clicking too well to get beat by a Japan team that was only 1-2. Dominican Republic already beat Cuba once before, and has the firepower to keep rolling. Your predictions?

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