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An eventful World Baseball Classic comes to an end Tuesday night as Team USA takes on Team Japan for the world championship.
To hype up a heavyweight contest already anticipated to be the most-watched baseball game of all time, FOX dropped a cold preview commercial featuring the NBA GOAT, Michael Jordan, that sent chills up viewers’ spines.
Putting a spotlight on the matchup between Los Angeles Angels superstars/teammates — USA’s Mike Trout and Japan’s Shohei Ohtani — the segment reinforced that this game is can’t-miss television.
Trout called this the biggest game of his famed career.
Ohtani, the dual-threat star, will pitch for Japan on Tuesday.
Team USA and a red-hot Trea Turner have been waiting for their championship-round matchup since defeating Cuba on Sunday. The semifinal game was heavily buzzed about over the protests against the government of Cuba at loanDepot Park.
The USA emphatically got the job done, defeating Cuba, 14-2. Turner homered twice in the win; just a day after hitting the go-ahead Grand Slam against Venezuela.
After a walk-off win courtesy of an incredible game-winning double by Japan’s Munetaka Murakami, Japan advanced past Mexico on Monday to take on the Yanks for the baseball championship.
Team USA looks to repeat as worldwide champs.
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