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“All we can do is to play the game that we know how to play, play it right and hopefully people will catch on.”
In the World Baseball Classic, Adrian Gonzalez will be managed by his brother, and former San Diego Padres teammate, Edgar.
“I put myself in the shoes of when I’m watching the World Cup and I’m rooting for Mexico,” Gonzalez says.
Adrian Gonzalez on playing in the World Baseball Classic”He was very, very helpful to get the WBC to come to Mexico,” Ramirez says.
Sean M. Haffey/Getty ImagesAsked of Adrian’s place among the most popular athletes in Mexico, Kundy Gutierrez, the general manager of Team Mexico, does not hesitate.
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Italy uses late rally to stun Mexico in World Baseball Classic
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USA TODAY SportsMarch 9: Italy players celebrate a walk-off, 10-9 win, over Mexico.
Alex Liddi then hit a two-run double to make it 9-7.
(Photo: Miguel Tovar, Getty Images)GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) — John Andreoli had a two-run single in the bottom of the ninth to cap a five-run rally and Italy stunned Mexico 10-9 on Thursday night in the first game of Group D in the World Baseball Classic.