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A real Classic

March 28, 2009

I attended Monday night's World Baseball Classic game between Korea and Japan. I also had the opportunity to attend the seventh game of the World Series in Anaheim a few years back. The seventh game of the World Series simply did not compare to the atmosphere at Dodger Stadium on Monday night. It was intensely electrifying, passion-filled and highly colorful.

What I found extremely pleasing was that given the rivalry that exists between the two countries, I did not observe a single fight.

Sam Chaidez

Mission Hills

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Bill Shaikin's remarks about the ridiculous "Make some noise!" command at Dodger Stadium make a lot of sense. I often sit there and ponder how DiMaggio, Ruth and Williams would have reacted to that.

Also, the class displayed by the players at the Korea-Japan game makes it a little harder to stomach $45-million players with bellies and locks.

Tom Herron

Palm Desert

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After seeing my second World Baseball Classic and the USA going down to an embarrassing finish again, it seems pretty obvious that Bud Selig and those in power want the USA to lose to help proliferate the game in foreign countries.

Davey Johnson just seemed to be sleepwalking through this series as he did the Olympics -- my Little League coach knew better when to pull a starting pitcher.

Donald Rushforth

Chino Hills

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