Marmol gave up two runs in the 11th inning to blow a save in the Dominican Republic's 2-1 WBC loss to the Netherlands. Marmol made a key throwing error on a pickoff attempt.
A huge upset loss for the Dominican Republic as they were eliminated from the WBC and a likely emotional blow to Marmol. Still, he has plenty of time to recover for Opening Day.
Walk Off Walk asks the questions: Why haven't baseball players been invited to be on Dancing with the Stars? It's an interesting question seeing as how this season has Steve-O, Steve Jobs' sidekick (also known as Kathy Griffin's rich ex) and famous coke addict Lawrence Taylor. They could clearly use some fresh meat. So, why not baseball players? Famous people don't get anymore well spoken and elegant than Cal Ripken Jr, Robin Yount and Tony Gwynn. These guys would be a ratings bonanza.
Yet, Robin Yount isn't the Brewer I would most like to see on the show. Nor is he the baseball player I think could do more for this show in the long run. No, that player is.... well, do you really even have to ask?
But why stop at Dancing with the Stars? Why not get Gorman on every reality show? The Amazing Race, Survivor, Cheaters, Denise Richards: It's Complicated, The Principal's Office, everything. I can honestly say without a shadow of a doubt that Gorman Thomas would improve every single reality show on television. In fact, I will go so far as to say that he may be reality TV's only hope.
Make it happen ABC.
As you should know by now, Eric Gagne was released by the Brewers this weekend and may miss the entire 20o9 season. In honor of this momentous moment in Brewers history (somewhere between the 82 World Series and Jeffrey Hammonds) we present to you....
Eric Gagne: A Photo Tribute
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The other day a friend of mine asked me who I was taking in the World Baseball Classic and I just looked at him with disgust and disdain and another negative word that starts with d. Is this even a serious question? I'm supposed to "pick" a favorite team to watch? Really?
The answer is no, I'm not and you're not. We already have a team. Unless you were born in Chinese Tapei or Korea or Australia or Canada, then you should be rooting for the United States of America. If you were born in Mexico or Dominican Republic or anywhere in that bracket and you live in America now, you should be rooting for the USA. Why? Because you left there to come here! To better your life! You owe us your cheers!
This isn't really something that is open to discussion with me and I quote the great Kenny Powers when I say:
"Sure, I've been called a xenophobe, but I'm not. I just think that America is the best country and all the other countries are not as good. That used to be called patriotism."
Yeah, what he said.
Not only that, but Ryan Braun is on Team USA! A-Rod isn't! What's not to like about this team? (Besides Adam Dunn, of course.) NOTHING! They're Americans! Proud, patriotic Americans playing America's game.
Now if America were to be eliminated I'd probably have to go with Japan just because of Ichiro, but if they were eliminated? I would actively cheer for this thing to be over so that the real season could start.
Home opener five weeks from today!