Wow, the WBC was fantastic. Did anyone expect Cuba in the final? And how about Japan beating Korea on its third try and scrounging together 10 runs in the final? Great stuff.
Meanwhile, Brandon Backe got pounded today by the Tigers. He gave up nine runs, four homers, ten hits and five walks in 4 1/3 innings. Yikes. Of course, he had ex-Tiger Eric Munson behind the plate, so maybe that explains something (Munson did go 4-for-5 with a homer, though). Bagwell got a few innings in at first base, and Steve Sparks actually had a decent outing: 1 2/3 innings and no baserunners. Opening Day starter!
The LSU-A&M game was fantastic. And what an ending! It's obvious that neither team is on the same level of upper-tier teams like Duke and Bradley, but it is still so much fun to watch all these college players give it their all. Of course, I had Iowa, Pitt and Illinois in the final four, so it's safe to say I have the worst bracket ever.