This was the best of the World Baseball Classic, the kind of night that brought to life the vision of this tournament: a sellout crowd, a nine-inning serenade of chants and cowbells and drums and horns, and a thriller between two of the world’s best teams.
It was loud. It was fun. It was tense.
And it was won by the United States, the team so often shamed for not persuading its best players to participate and not getting a championship performance out of the players that do.
Giancarlo Stanton launched an epic home run for the game-winning hit, Adam Jones launched himself high above the outfield fence to make an epic catch, and Team USA beat the Dominican Republic, 6-3,...