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We fairly certain you weren't watching it โ€” because it was, inexplicably, programmed opposite the release of the bracket yesterday โ€” but Team USA beat Japan in the World Baseball Classic 4-3 on a game-winning hit by Alex Rodriguez, of all people.

Of course, the real issue everyone โ€” well, everyone who has a second to peel their eyeballs away from their bracket โ€” is talking about was an absolutely brutal call in the United States' favor in the eighth inning. Basically, a sacrifice fly gave Japan the lead, but manager Buck Martinez ran out to protest the call. And, for whatever insane (or nefarious) reason, the umpires reversed the call.

You can watch the video of the call below, and, hey ... USA! USA!