2013 WBC: Championship Review

The 2013 World Baseball Classic would see a revival of Caribbean baseball as two Caribbean teams would face off in the finals. It was a change from previous years where Japan would win the WBC and Asian countries would play a major role in the top teams of the tournament. This year it was different as the Caribbean teams would make their impact in the tournament and show that the Caribbean is a true baseball hot bed.

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2013 WBC: Championship Preview

There is only really one way to describe the 2013 World Baseball Classic and that is simply unpredictable. It has been the overwhelming theme this year as teams have been eliminated early that were never supposed to be sitting on the outside.

2013 WBC: Pool 2 Review

Pool 2 in the 2013 World Baseball Classic was one full of surprises for the tournament and much like Pool 1 had two very different type of teams. There were the teams that were expected to make it into this round and those who were not expected to make it in. The USA and Dominican Republic were expected to be here while Italy and Puerto Rico were not thought to be able to make it here.

2013 WBC: Pool 1 Review

The second round of the WBC has gone through the halfway point with Pool 1 finishing off the Asian leg of the tournament. In the end two teams would survive and earn a trip to California for the semi-finals and a 1 in four chance at the WBC Championship. Pool 1 would simply continue the trend that has been set for this tournament with the unexpected around every corner.

2013 WBC: Pool C&D Review

The 2013 World Baseball Classic has had its fair share of the unexpected with almost two weeks of play already in Asia. The first part of the tournament saw a few big surprises with some teams being eliminated that were never supposed to lose in the first round. Now it was the America’s turn as Pools C and D got underway.

2013 WBC: Pool A&B Review

The World Baseball Classic got underway this past week as the Asian pools began their tournament and their quest for the WBC title. Pool A and Pool B were in need of a very different schedule than the other pools in the tournament. With game staking place in Japan and Taiwan these two pools needed time to adjust when they eventually move to the USA.

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.

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 B

The second pool in the WBC tournament does not have the powerhouses that Pool A has but there it still could be a good race. The pool does not feature the top powers in the world like Japan or Cuba but they do have four very good teams to fill out Pool B. The pool may not contain the next champion but that doesn’t mean that the competition during the round robin won’t be good.

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