I cannot believe the audacity of the rest of the world, and neither can Chipper Jones. Who do they think they are anyway? So what, they beat the mighty USA in some stupid baseball tournament. They act like it was a worldwide event and now they should be heralded for their accolades. Well news flash, Rest-of-the-World: Our baseball players are still better than yours.
Just because you decided to have your idiotic tournament at the end of our players' offseason means nothing. Of course they couldn't do well against you, they haven't been training and preparing and getting in shape yet. It would be like if you took me out there and dressed me up in an ugly grey uniform with "USA" imprinted on the front and asked me to hit a baseball. Of course I wouldn't be able to do it. I'm not in shape or ready for baseball. But if I had ample time to prepare for such a tournament, even I would be able to hit your pitchers, Rest-of-the-World, because your pitchers suck. And so do your hitters. And your uniforms were even uglier than USA's.
How could they have the intestinal fortitude to make us feel sad before heading into our grueling 162 game MLB season? Don't they know what we have ahead of us? Sending our players to such a low when they should be getting excited for the upcoming season just does not make sense. It's stupidity. Leave it to the Rest-of-the-World to exercise supreme stupidity. Now Derrek Lee has a somewhat injured shoulder, and we have the Rest-of-the-World to thank. Thanks, Rest-of-the-World. USA should have won that tournament, and would have if they had actually cared.
So, Rest-of-the-World, it just goes to show you that the MLB season really is more important that some "WBC". Otherwise the USA players would have actually tried harder to beat you. And they would have. Because they are better than you.