This Probably Makes Me an Enemy of the Country
But tonight I was rooting on team Venezuela to the same degree that Hugo Chavez must have been. In baseball, I just can't get into nationalistic rooting. My loyalties lie with the Angels, and seeing no Angels on team USA, and Bobby Abreu on Venezuela clinches it for me. As the game went to the late innings, I did root for USA to pick up a few runs to make sure the game was close.
Which of course meant that K-Rod would pitch. Even though he's left for the Mets, I will always root for the kid who pitched the 2002 Angels to the World Series, winning 5 games that postseason. It's just icing on the cake tonight as 2 of the 3 outs in the 9th inning were against Red Sox hitters.
After K-Rod struck out Youkilis to end the game, I did the pointing to the sky thing in celebration. Just like old times.