It's not surprising that a hockey game would break out at the World Baseball Classic when Team Canada is playing with Larry Walker as the first base coach.
However, I would have thought that Walker might have trained his players how to properly handle brush back pitches. Although perhaps the Canadians were just offended that it took the Mexicans 3 pitches to finally hit the batter. I would have also expected Team Mexico to have better control with Fernando Valenzuela on the coaching staff. As we learned in the movie Pastime, it's pretty bush league standing around talking about it, when everybody knows it's coming.
Being a U.S. American, it's hard not to feel somewhat in the middle of all of this. I just hope this doesn't affect things like such as therefore the NAFTA.