WBC - The Ugly Americans...it begins
It has already begun. The scheduled 11 a.m. WBC news conference today took a turn for the worse when the American blew off their scheduled appearance for no apparent reason. Canada still made theirs at 11:30 a.m. The Americans also seem to have hijacked the playlist at the Rogers Centre. Some weepy country tune apparently called "Only in America" seemed to be on an eternal loop a la "New York, New York" at Yankee Stadium. Then there was the two WBC officials that came into the press box while I was finishing up last night and dissed the stadium, the field, the grounds crew for letting people walk on the freshly painted WBC logo. Go Canada. I think I saw Dustin Pedroia jogging outside in shorts and a tee-shirt when I arrived at the ballpark this morning. Maybe he will catch some Canadian bug from the bad weather that always seems to invade Canada from the north. More later. Griffin.