Take the 'heart' out of umpiring
Rob Neyer says there's no reason any WBC games should be umpired by men from the same country as one of the teams.
Still, what happened in Anaheim Sunday was, shall we say, unfortunate. It was fortunate for the U.S. team that narrowly avoided a significant upset. But unfortunate for just about everybody else who cares about such things. What happened Sunday in Anaheim could easily have been avoided, and should have been.