USA takes bronze
In the end there was still a medal sparkling in the sun that belonged to team USA. Although aspirations were much higher when the club departed for the Olympic Games there are thousands of athletes that left Beijing with nothing.
Just 15 hours after being knocked out of a chance to play for a gold medal, USA Baseball had to rebound from a short turn around and then erase a 4-1 Japanese lead for a chance to stand on the podium.
They did just that while adding a little insurance in the bronze medal game against Japan, winning 8-4 in Beijing, China.
In an upset, South Korea claims the gold from heavily favored Cuba following the U.S. win.