Friday, December 19, 2008

Education is a good thing

I didn't know this until today, but there are World University Games, and there is an International University Sport Federation.

They have winter and summer games. Sound familiar. The next winter games are in Harbin, China; and the summer games are in Belgrade, Serbia.

Along with that, there are World University Baseball Championships.

The seven teams that participated and how they finished:

1. Gold - USA
2. Silver - Japan
3. Bronze - Chinese Taipei
4. Korea
5. Canada
6. Czech Republic
7. Lithuania

Hey, we might be lagging behind in science and math and engineering, but our college students can still win international competitions.

Yeah, education.


tHeMARksMiTh said...

I wonder how many of Japan's good baseball players go to college. Do the high schoolers usually go to the pros instead? Then, only the decent players go to college and rarely end up in the pros? I'm not sure, but I wonder if the systems help our players be better. Then again, I don't know how easily we won.

Ron Rollins said...

I'm not sure. I think they have a big club-team system, kind of like semi-pro that is really popular. More so than the extensive minor-league system we have. I'll have to check it out, because I'm not really sure.