Can Anyone Stop Japan?

The 2013 World Baseball Classic is about to get underway as the best team in the world will once again be determined. The WBC has been an awakening, of sorts, in the baseball world as the tournament has shocked the original thought of the best teams in the world. Before 2006 many just assumed that the USA was were the best players came from with the Caribbean countries producing some very good talent as well.

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WBC Preview: Pool D

Pool D could easily be known as the North American Pool as it features all three North American teams including a European team. The USA considers baseball their national pastime while the countries surrounding them have their own, although less historic, traditions in baseball. This is the area of the world that will pay very close attention to the WBC as it will give them the baseball fix they have been waiting for since the World Series.

WBC Preview: Pool C

Pool C moves to the Americas as the other side of the world gets to show their strength in the WBC. The pool will feature a number of strong powers from the Caribbean which is a powerhouse of baseball. Places like the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico have been the base of the talent pool in the MLB as they have boasted some of the best players in the MLB.

WBC Preview: Pool A

The World Baseball Classic is a unique tournament in that it pits teams from around the world against each other. It is even more unique in the fact that there are a number of teams that rarely are seen in the international stage. This is true of the Brazilian team in Pool A of this year’s tournament as they will enter a pool that could be one of the tougher pools in the tournament.

The Gap is Closing (2013 WBC Preview)

The World Baseball Classic is one of the youngest major tournaments in the world and the legend has already grown. In 2005 the IOC would make a major decision that would change the face of international baseball. They would decide that baseball and softball would be removed from the Olympic schedule leaving a massive hole in the baseball world.

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