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2017 World Baseball Classic Thread

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This even happening? I thought I saw something about it being dependent upon the CBA

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Several Venezuelan stars threaten to quit team after manager Omar Vizquel replaced by Eddie Perez

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5 hours ago, Eephus said:

Several Venezuelan stars threaten to quit team after manager Omar Vizquel replaced by Eddie Perez

Gracias Maduro 

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Why are they still doing this crap. Nobody watches or cares. 

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On 12/5/2016 at 0:09 PM, Capella said:

Why are they still doing this crap. Nobody watches or cares. 

Two threads.  People care.

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I watch. I care. Capella continues to grudge #### baseball. The beat goes on.

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7 hours ago, RnR said:

I watch. I care. Capella continues to grudge #### baseball. The beat goes on.

This is probably the last year for it. The ratings are awful and players aren't interested. 

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2 hours ago, Capella said:

This is probably the last year for it. The ratings are awful and players aren't interested. 

...and yet there still is a Belk Bowl :shrug:

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5 hours ago, Eephus said:

...and yet there still is a Belk Bowl :shrug:

Those ratings are surprisingly big. People love Belk. 

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Got tickets for the last 3 games of the second round at Petco and the Finals at Dodger Stadium. Petco seats seemed a pretty good value, LA was considerably more expensive. Anyone here going?

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I went to the semifinals in SF in 2013.  It was a lot of fun with a different atmosphere than a MLB game.  Secondary market ticket prices went down after the USA lost. 

The USA should make it through to San Diego this time around.  If Mexico advances out of pool D, Petco could be rockin.    Similarly, if Korea and Japan make it through to the finals in LA, it'll be good for the tournament.

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How was the atmosphere different?

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It seemed like more a celebration of the game than the typical partisan MLB home crowd.  There were taiko drummers in support of Japan that reminded me of the old Baseball Stars video game.

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6 hours ago, Eephus said:

It seemed like more a celebration of the game than the typical partisan MLB home crowd.  There were taiko drummers in support of Japan that reminded me of the old Baseball Stars video game.

Awesome.

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Max Scherzer was so excited about the WBC that his knuckle exploded

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Team Canada shaping up nicely.  Russell Martin playing SS and a pitching staff that includes Ryan Dempster and Eric Gagne. :thumbup: 

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Shohei Otani Will Not Play In World Baseball Classic
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Can I get a refund on my tickets?

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21 minutes ago, cosjobs said:

Shohei Otani Will Not Play In World Baseball Classic
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Can I get a refund on my tickets?

Sucks.

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Bruce Chen will pitch for China this time around after representing Panama in previous tournaments.

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If I can't see Russell Martin play SS, there's no other reason for me to tune in 

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49 minutes ago, Limp Ditka said:

If I can't see Russell Martin play SS, there's no other reason for me to tune in 

Bruce Chen?

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On 1/16/2017 at 4:00 PM, rodg12 said:

Team Canada shaping up nicely.  Russell Martin playing SS and a pitching staff that includes Ryan Dempster and Eric Gagne. :thumbup: 

Martin out now due to surgery but Freddie Freeman is now playing for Canada, so there's that.

Last WBC Gagne coached for France :lmao: 

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Four days away from the opening game between Korea and Israel.   Anything can happen when these old rivals get together.

 

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Extra Innings to start things off!

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lets go Venezuela!

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The Israel win today scrambles up Pool A.  Korea at home was the favorite in the group.  They can still advance with wins over Taiwan and the Netherlands but could face a tie-breaker game depending on the other results.

Israel plays Taiwan tonight (US time).  Another win will put them in a great position to advance.  They'll start Cardinals farmhand Corey Baker against RHP Chun Lin Kuo from the Seibu Lions in NPB.

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5 minutes ago, Eephus said:

The Israel win today scrambles up Pool A.  Korea at home was the favorite in the group.  They can still advance with wins over Taiwan and the Netherlands but could face a tie-breaker game depending on the other results.

Israel plays Taiwan tonight (US time).  Another win will put them in a great position to advance.  They'll start Cardinals farmhand Corey Baker against RHP Chun Lin Kuo from the Seibu Lions in NPB.

Could see Netherland and Israel advancing now.  Interested to see how Netherlands puts together their line-up.  Simmons, Bogaerts, Didi, Profar, Schoop.  Schoop and Profar in the OF with Simmons at SS, Didi at 2B and Bogaerts at 3B?

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I thought these were to be broadcast on MLB? 

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Those Jews can ball

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Are any of the games being broadcast? 

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God's Chosen Minor Leaguers attempt to go 2-0 vs. Taiwan tonight at 10PM EST on MLB.

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I'm watching Cuba versus China.  Cuban guy Banos? has a nasty split and or curve.  I'm not gonna make it very far tonight....

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Time for some ALL COMMUNIST baseball

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This is really just not good. Little league rules in regards to pitching, being told about it ad naseum, while watching Bruce Chen pitch in a ballpark that makes The Trop not only look appealing but like they draw well. 

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Haters.  This is electric. 

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Better save some of that Bruce Chen for another time. 

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