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Not that they would have ever hosted the World Baseball Classic at Shea or anything โ€” too many rats โ€” but we're very envious of anyone who went to the WBC Final in San Diego last night. On television, it looks like endless fun, and in person, it seems endlessly entertaining.

Two excellent on site reports from two Padres bloggers: Gas Lamp Ball and Ducksnorts. It's a night of overenthused Cuban fans, people smoking in the stands and an inexplicable Tommy Lasorda. It sounds like our kind of night.

World Baseball Classic Finals Photos [Gas Lamp Ball]
World Baseball Classic Photos: Japan Vs. Cuba [Ducksnorts]