Friday, October 2, 2009
Another Tales From The Inbox - October 2, 2009
Today's Tales From The Inbox come from our friend Katharine in the U.K. She sent me a story some time ago about the Baseball World Cup and noticed that it wasn't a big deal here in the States. I agreed and noted that it was because we are so preoccupied with who will make it in the post-season for the MLB. She sent over these two pieces from the NY Times:
US Beats Cuba 10-5 to Win Baseball World Cup: The United States defended its baseball World Cup title on Sunday with a 10-5 victory over Cuba that was powered by four RBIs from Lucas May, including a three-run home run.
After Olympic Shutout, Baseball World Cup Is a Success: International baseball officials are starting to get over the shock of being shut out of the Olympics, and the recently concluded World Cup was hailed as a success in spreading the sport's reach in Europe. The United States beat Cuba 10-5 in Sunday's final to cap a 22-team tournament spread over seven countries, several of which were almost completely new to baseball.
You can read more about the Baseball World Cup from the official website here
In addition to baseball, she sent over this story from the world of Rugby:
Jonny Wilkinson: 'I still feel internally obliged to hit everything spot on': It's definitely coming back," Jonny Wilkinson says quietly of the form and assurance that once helped him win a World Cup at the death. That same deadly conviction was evident earlier this month when Wilkinson scored all of his new team's 18 points and steered Toulon to a memorable victory over their illustrious opponents, Toulouse, before a crowd of 60,000.