South Korean starter Ryu Hyun-Jin throws

South Korean starter Ryu Hyun-Jin throws

South Korean starter Ryu Hyun-Jin throws a ball during the first inning of the World Baseball Classic (WBC) first round game against Taiwan at Tokyo Dome on March 6, 2009. The top two teams will advance to the second round in the United States from Pool A featuring Japan, Olympic champion South Korea, Taiwan and China on March 5-9. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA (Photo credit should read TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)