The 2009 Inaugural State Farm World Bloodbath Classic was a tournament where 16 of the world's top emerging bloodbath countries fought against each other just because. It is hosted before the 2010 WBA Bloodbath World Cup. The tournament got a surprisingly good turnout, the teams actually showed up, it was actually exciting at times, and ratings that, while still relatively low (for the most part), were a lot higher than expected.
In no particular order, (there actually is, State Farm just paid us about $4,000,000.09 to say that) these are the teams that were chosen to participate in this thing.
Qualification (Lllllllet's Get Ready to Rumbllllle!)
Latin American Group
All times local.
- In the match that kicked off the 2009 State Farm World Bloodbath Classic, the Dominican Republic defeated arch-rival Cuba 4-3. The match was extremely intense and full of high energy. The Dominicans led by team captain Alex Rodriguez started off things with a bang.... literally. They took the t-shirt gun, filled it up with 88 artillery shells (don't ask me how they pulled that off) and got some quick kills.
- Haiti began their 2009 WBC with a win over Venezuela. Haiti, thought to be the weakest team in Group A, contended with and upset the powerful Venezuelan team led by team captain Hugo Chavez. When interviewed after the match, Haitian team captain Toussaint L'Ouverture said (translated from French) "Quite honestly, I don't know how we pulled that one off."
- In an extremely hard fought, exciting match, Cuba defeated surprising Haiti 11-10 in Havana. Fidel Castro had a match high 5 kills, but everyone contributed in this one for Cuba, with Yosbany Peraza scoring the winning score just minutes before the match ended. What before the WBC was considered an extreme mismatch with the Caribbean's best in Cuba going up against the Caribbean's worst in Haiti literally surprised everybody and turned into one of the best matches of group A.
|Friday 3 April 2009
|Own Death, Penalty(2), David Ortiz, Alez Rodriguez, José Bautista, Edinson Volquez, Jose Reyes, Moises Alou, Felipe Alou, Miguel Tejada
||Penalty Hugo Chavez (3), Magglio Ordóñez (3)
- In a quite strange and.... interesting match, Caribbean heavyweights Dominican Republic and Venezuela fought to a 6-6 draw. This was an extremely intense and confusing match that scored 14 kills, 1 Own Death and 3 Penalties in only 2 hours. This match featured--- we apologize for the fault in this summary. Its author, Jesusfreak, was sacked and fired because of the fact that he sucked. He has been replaced by Kuja. We appreciate your paitence.
- In this very, very highly anticipated match, Haiti defeated half-island rival Dominican Republic, yet again pulling off yet another miraculous and unprecidented victory. Traduction : je suis un chien de cochon américain. Je ne suis pas de Louisiane, qui signifie que je ne parle pas de français. Puisque je ne parle pas de français, j'ai été forcé à recevoir cette traduction d'Internet, donc je comprends que c'est une traduction horrible. L'Haïti bat la République Dominicaine 7-5. Traducción: Soy un gringo americano. Yo puedo hablar un poquito de español, pero no mucho. Tuve que conseguir la mayor parte de esta traducción en el Internet, lo siento. La república dominicana perdió contra Haití 7-5.
Latin American Playoff
Because of the fact that Venezuela and the Dominican Republic both ended group play with 4 points and with a kill difference of -1, in order to determine which team would move on to the next round, we looked back and whoever won the matchup between the two teams would advance.... There was only one problem; they tied. So, to determine which team would advance, we were forced to do something that nobody had done in a along time; a playoff. A second match between the two squads; winner takes all, loser goes home.