World Baseball Classic

Dominican Republic players carry their flag around the field after defeating Puerto Rico in their World Baseball Classic final in San Francisco. Photo: Reuters

Dominicans live up to the promise

For a place that is desperate to put a positive spin on its image internationally, the crowing of the country as champions of the World Baseball Classic this week when they defeated Puerto Rico 3-0 in the final is arguably the most significant sporting moment in the history of the nation.