Personally, I am loving the fact that we're putting our top dogs on the squad this year, and not sending out the farm guys. Baseball is of course America's game, and Japan taking down the first World Baseball Classic while the U.S. of A. did not even place, was disgusting. Baseball is clearly a different game than basketball, so just putting studs on the diamond doesn't guarantee victory. But I really hope we kick some serious ass, and just run the score up on anyone who stands in our way. I'm talking like 22-3, 19-1... really just humiliate teams.
But the real intrigue in all of this is if Yanks fans will cheer for Youk and the Destroia? Will Sox fans cheer for Jeter? Will Boston and New York be slapping each other five after a Jeter, Pedroia, Youk 6-4-3? Sure we have the annual All-Star Game, but there really isn't a need for camaraderie since the AL dominates and no one really cares. So I guess that begs the question, are people going to care?
Personally, I'm going to get fired up for this, and will even be pulling for the Princess of Pinstripes for a few weeks.