Cuba Journal predicted in our post of February 26 that The Netherlands will take home the gold crown for the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
Why is that?
Because the Netherlands team plays good fundamental baseball.
In their first game today against favorite South Korea, they stunned them by blanking them 5-0. Nine consecutive 0's for South Korea.
Click here for box-score.
My heart tells me to root for Cuba, the land where I was born, but my brain (do I have one?) tells me that either The Netherlands or Japan will win the top spot and that Cuba will finish third, which is not bad at all, considering that in the 2009 WBC they finished a very disappointing sixth.
May the best team win. PLAY BALL!