I hate to see the U.S. out of it as much as the rest of us, but give Mexico credit here. Mexico won the Carribean World series last year beating the Domincans, Puerto Ricans and even Venenzuela. So, they have a squad, maybe not the sexiest names though. Cantu is bad ass though huh? Tampa Bay ought to be excited with that guy. Draft him if he becomes available in your leagues folks. Maybe this loss will prompt the U.S. and MLB to take this more seriously, as in World Series serious. Cuba is in the middle of their regular season, the Domicans have a heavy all star line up, and the U.S. stars were cold at the plate. Lee and Damon were out with houlder problems. I expected this at some point once I started watching how good the other teams were. Plus did anyone else get the feeling the international teams wanted this more?