Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Cup Overflow

We’re right smack in the middle of football season, the World Series just wrapped up, yet we have a baseball rain out to report.

The 37th Baseball World Cup was to begin today with Taiwan facing Italy at Tienmu Stadium in Taipei. However, rain forced postponement of the game, which now will be played Monday.

Six other teams are scheduled to open play Monday with Spain playing Panama, South Africa taking on Japan and Mexico battling the U.S. team. In all 16 teams will compete for the World Cup title. The tournament runs through Nov. 18.

Cuba, the New York Yankees of the competition, is the favorite to win its 26th Cup title. The U.S. and Venezuela are considered top contenders.

The U.S. squad is made up of double and triple A minor leaguers with the most recognizable name being Evan Longoria. However, this Longoria is an infielder with triple A Durham, not a desperate housewife.

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