- Huge underdogs (South Africa, Netherlands) have been providing real competition;
- Underdogs have beaten favorites (Canada over USA, Korea over Japan);
- The MLB.tv feed doesn't cut to commercials, so you get to hear the ESPN announcers talking, not knowing they're on the air;
- David Ortiz is 2-for-3 with 2 HR, 3R, and 3 RBI; Adam Stern is 5-for-7 with 3R, 5 RBI, a double, a triple, and an inside-the-park HR; Jason Varitek is 2-for-3 with 1R, 4 RBI, and a GS;
- And George Steinbrenner hates it.