Yahweh is a baseball fan

Posted: March 9, 2017 by souldysfunction in General Sports Rant, MLB
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I have to say Team Israel of the WBC is the feel good story of the year so far. With all the crap going on in the world these guys are a shining light.

I wrote earlier about them winning their first two games shocking both Korea and Chinese Taipei. Next up was the Netherlands who was ranked #9.

The Netherlands has a pretty damn good roster featuring the likes of Xander Bogaerts, Didi Gregorious, Kenley Jansen, and Jurickson Profar. They also had won their first two games against the same Korea and Chinese Taipei teams, which were ranked #3 and #4 respectively at the tournament start.

Going into this game even with Israel winning their two games they were considered underdogs to the Netherlands.

WBC Moneyline Odds: Netherlands -215 / Israel +166
WBC RunLine Betting Odds: Netherlands -136 / Israel +100
WBC Betting Total: 9.5 (Over -120)

For betting people that probably means something but for me I just see a huge pay out on Israel. I’m definitely not condoning betting but I don’t think many people bet Israel would win.

So you are asking “What did Israel do?”

Drum roll please *bum bum bumbumbum*

They won of course. 4-2 scoring 3 of those runs in the first inning. Who would have thunk it. So very excited for these guys. Ranked 41st at the start of the tourney playing the #3, #4, and #9 teams and winning the round.

Even if for some reason they don’t win another game these guys deserve all the recognition in the world. Great job guys keep it up.

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