What better way to spend St Patrick's Day than to amplify your inebriation revelry and watch the US take on Puerto Rico in Game 5, Pool 2 of the World Baseball Classic. Puerto Rico, as you recall, obliterated the US with a mercy-rule-triggering 11-1 game to open Pool 2 play.
Tonight's game is for all the marbles--winner advances to the semifinals at Dodger Stadium; loser goes home (or back to spring training, or worse). The US will also be without the services of Chipper Jones, Dustin Pedroia, and Matt Lindstrom in today's game, while Ryan Braun's availability will be a game-time decision. Ted Lilly takes the mound for the US.
Comment away and go USA!