Episode 32: The Bootstrap Baseball Classic

The USA has finally won the World Baseball Classic, but did anyone in America even notice? In other parts of the baseball spectating world the WBC is a big deal and some grandstanders and national team ballplayers have gone out of their way to make sure everyone knows it (much to the chagrin of Ian Kinsler). How will the nose to the grindstone good ol’ boys club survive the theatre of international competition with its drama of subtle sleights, restrained oversimplifications, cultural typecasting, and soft-core infractions of a bantam sized patriotic zeal? This ain’t no longer your daddy’s brand of ball this is the World Baseball Classic a gleaming new frontier for America’s National Pastime.