Usually baseball is a sport that has little international significance. Soccer/football leads entire nations to spill into the streets and ignite things in joy or despair, all of the Olympic sports have great bouts of nationalism attached to them every four years, but baseball always seems to be a highly isolated affair.
Until Japan beat South Korea 5-3 in the World Baseball Classic, on Monday that is. In a nail-biting 10 inning battle, international relations can elaborately and completely falsely be thrown amiss.
Right now, North Korea is loading their Taepodong rocket onto a launch pad, preparing for the launch of their “communications satellite” early next month, a launch that could very well be the most poorly-conceived missile test ever.