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South Africa, the WBC's real underdogs
2006-03-06 10:23
by Bob Timmermann

Jeff Blair of the Globe and Mail interviews Lee Smith about the South African team in the WBC.

The South Africans are the longest of the long shots. The roster on the WBC site doesn't list ages for all the players, but there are teenagers on the squad. And there is no doubt that catcher Bradley Erasmus will be wondering why he decided to get involved in this folly.

South Africa starts play Tuesday with a game against Canada at 6 pm PT in Scottsdale, AZ. Carl Michaels will start for South Africa while Adam Loewen will be the likely starter for Canada.

The nation of South Africa will just have to settle for winning the Best Foreign Language Film award at the Oscars.

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