ARLINGTON -- The Tigers hadn't arrived at the ballpark until well after Team USA's World Cup game against Germany had ended. They were still talking about it.
Victor Martinez has been following the World Cup closely, spotted frequently in the clubhouse with a Neymar Brazilian jersey. He's also a Barcelona fan who follows Messi passionately. Martinez himself grew up playing futbol in Venezuela before baseball became his career.
He sees the USA's elimination matchup with Belgium as a potential upset.
"You know what," Martinez said, "I think they have a chance."