Great Britain Scare Jolts Team USA Into Action at World Baseball Classic

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Sports Illustrated

By Tom Verducci The U.S. trailed early to massive underdogs in its opening game of the WBC, putting the perils of tournament baseball front and center. PHOENIX — Chaminade University, Appalachian State, Leicester City and Milan High, you can turn the light off. Company is not coming. For two improbable innings Saturday night in the World Baseball Classic, a baseball team from Great Britain, a kingdom with one baseball facility and using a civil engineer as its first pitcher out of the bullpen, made a bid to join the most improbable upset winners in team sports by taking a lead against Team USA…

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