Team USA lost a 2-0 contest to Japan in the final game of the Olympics in Japan. USA Baseball thus earns the silver medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Certainly, those of us in the States were hoping for gold, but a silver medal in the Olympics is certainly nothing to be ashamed about. Congrats, Team USA!
In case you missed it, the USA Olympic Baseball team defeated South Korea a few hours ago, and thus will be playing for Olympic gold! The gold medal game will take place on what will be early Saturday morning in the States, and Team USA will be facing off against Japan to determine who gets the gold and who gets the silver. The game will air on delay at 6 a.m. EDT Saturday on NBCOlympics.com.
South Korea, meanwhile, will be facing off against the Dominican Republic for the bronze.
Maybe it is a result of the chaos of the coronavirus pandemic and the fact that these games got postponed from their original timeline (or maybe it’s the fact that the Royals have been struggling much of the season), but I find myself especially interested in the Summer Olympics this year. Not that the Olympics haven’t had my attention in the past, but I’ve been paying closer attention than usual. I know that some of my favorite runners have earned trips to Tokyo, that Simone Biles continues to dazzle the world with her gymnastics (how does a person do some of the stuff that she pulls off???), and this 14-year-old diver — while he didn’t make the Olympic team — managed to wow the world with his talent at the trials.
As for baseball, Team USA announced its Olympic baseball roster yesterday. You can find the roster and details about the coaching staff at the USA Baseball site here. Or, for your convenience, you can also find the roster down below.