The WBC today.
David Ortiz and the Dominican Republic showed everyone in the United States what Latin baseball is all about -- and just how good they are. Ortiz and Adrian Beltre each homered twice, leading a powerful Dominican team to an 11-5 victory over Venezuela on Tuesday in their World Baseball Classic opener.
"The atmosphere is pretty much what every Latin has in his blood," Ortiz said. Everybody has a lot of passion for baseball," the Boston Red Sox star added. "We live it every day."
A lively sellout crowd, two All-Star lineups, a couple Cy Young Award winners.
Bud Selig must have been smiling.
They were really into it and it showed.