Friday, June 09, 2006
Totally unrelated to baseball, or Jason Grimsley, or Hazel Mae
World Cup play begins in half an hour. I for one cannot wait. As with the World Baseball Classic, my (non-US) team is the Netherlands, again because of their awesome names. Back in March I got all excited about the Dutch WBC team, because of players like Robin van Doornspeek, Dirk van Klooster, Jair Jurrjens, Nick Stuifbergen, Sharnol Adriana, Ivanon Coffie, Yurendell DeCaster, Mark Duursma, and Raylinoe Legito. Turns out those guys have nothing on the Dutch World Cup team. Their best is Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink, who totally kicks everyone else's asses, but there are a bunch of other winners as well: Rafael Van der Vaart, Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Giovanni von Bronckhorst, Maarten Stekelenberg, Andrei Ooijer, Hedwiges Maduro, and Dirk Kuyt. Wow. Go Dutch!