Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Sportsmanship

Did anyone else see the Olympic baseball match-up between USA and China?

It got a bit
ugly.

Long story short:

China's catcher #1 blocking plate, tripped over by US player scoring

China's pitcher subsequently beans 2 US hitters

China's catcher #2 blocking plate, pretty much tackled by US player scoring

China's pitcher beans 2 more US hitters, including one in the head, before being tossed


Nothing like good international relations.
Note to Self: I'm impressed they didn't clear the benches. Maybe more people would show up to the Olympics if there were more free-for-all fighting involved.

8 comments:

livininsanity said...

Maybe they were trying to increase those attendance numbers - nothing like a good brawl. Unfortunately, they even failed at that.

MJ said...

Livin - Yes, China lately is one big country of FAIL.

colbymarshall said...

I love it when countries attempts at coming together for a united event leads to head injuries and hostility. Good times.

Peter Parkour said...

Just one more reason I refuse to watch.

pure evyl said...

I'm like you. I can't believe that the benches were not cleared for a free for all.

MJ said...

CM - Ah yes. You kind of wonder why people even bother playing us in basketball when our pros play. It can only end badly for other countries.

PP - Exactly. I get enough from the news, I don't have to watch the events.

PE - It would have been much more interesting to have the benches cleared (especially if you look at how huge the US players are compared to the China players). But I'm afraid it may have given Bush a reason to start a war with China.

dougsbike said...

Yeah it was actually a total of 7 US batters hit, enough technically for us to invade China or at least start a heck of a baseball fight. I do have to say that was the best baseball game I've seen during the Olympics. I loved it when Yang Yang hit the home run and strolled the bases like he had just won the game, even though he had just given China their first run against our nine. Good game.

MJ said...

DB - Thanks for the number clarification. Oh, and Yang Yang is obviously an asshat... <3