It's on: Five Americans hit by pitches, three Chinese ejected in baseball showdown

Did I mention two home-plate collisions, one of which knocked China’s catcher out of the tournament? NBC’s highlight reel very stupidly doesn’t show all five HBPs, but it’s painfully clear that the one that sent Matt LaPorta to the hospital with a concussion was intentional. HuffPo captured a brief clip from MSNBC showing another HBP from earlier in the game, too. Square in the back.

International-incident-generating bench-clearing brawl? Narrowly avoided. Heart-ache. Click the image to watch.