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February 19, 2013

A matter of pride

(Continued)

PHOENIX —

The team to beat will be Japan.

Torre said that not only their ability, but the “discipline, the motivation, the whole nine yards, the way they go about it” makes the Japanese so good.

“The fact they rarely make mistakes,” he said. “Whatever sport you’re looking at it’s usually the team that makes the least mistakes that has the most success.”

Yes, he said, “Japan’s been the boss here the first two times, but in a short series, and I’m fortunate to have had the experience on the winning end and the losing end, anything can happen.”

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