The End Of Team USA Is Nigh

Amidst all the "The WBC Is So Much Better Than We Thought!" stories, the performance of Team USA continues to be blasted by anyone with a laptop. As much fun as it might be to see A-Rod lose, we can't quite get behind the "they're spoiled athletes!" maxim that people are always applying to national basketball and hockey teams. Hey, it's baseball; sometimes you just lose. Doesn't mean you suck.

Henceforth, tomorrow could very well be the last time we ever see Roger Clemens pitch. ... giggle ... mphffft ... oh, fine! We tried to type that with a straight face, but couldn't pull it off. Anyway, Team USA needs to win tomorrow against Mexico and then a whole bunch of other confusing shit to happen. We're rooting for them, since we're, like, an American and all, but, honestly, we're probably gonna watch the semifinals no matter who is in it. See? We're paying attention to stuff this week that has nothing to do with brackets.

An Instant Classic [SI.com]
Untanglinge The Team USA Tiebreaker Scenario [Talking Baseball]

(UPDATE: Earlier, we said the game was tonight. It's not. It's tomorrow night. Sorry.)