The Rise of Europe (WJC Pool B Preview)

The World Juniors have long been a tournament for the Canadians as they have always been the biggest team. There has always been one other team though that has been one of the best even if they do not focus on the tournament that much. The Russians have always been one of the best teams in the tournament as they have been constantly among the top teams every year.


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.

World Junior Championship (Day 6)

The World Junior Tournament has finished the round robin phase of the tournament with a wild finish. New Year’s Eve in the tournament has traditionally been one of the most important days of the tournament with a number of important games scheduled. The games that are scheduled for the last day of the tournament are usually made with the top teams in mind.

World Junior Championship (Day 5)

The World Junior Tournament is reaching the end of the round robin schedule and about to begin the playoffs. With this the playoff spots are beginning to be made and games are beginning to become more important than ever. This was true for Day 5 of the tournament as a number of teams were playing with a playoff spot on the line.

World Junior Championship (Day 4)

The World Juniors continued with another day of relative quiet with only two games on tap. These games were also not the best as the top teams in the tournament took on the worst teams in the tournament. There were some surprises though as some teams were able to play much better than expected but were still not able to provide upsets.

World Junior Championship (Day 2)

The World Junior Tournament entered the second day after a loaded Boxing Day Schedule. The biggest news may have been coming out of the Canadian Camp who lost their physical leader in Devonte Smith-Pelly who broke his foot in the opening game. Smith-Pelly will be out for the rest of the tournament but he will stick with Team Canada as a leader for the team.

World Junior Championship (Day 1)

The World Juniors got underway on Boxing Day as the 2012 tournament had their first four games this year. With all of Canada, and some of the other countries, glued to the TV eigth teams faced off for their shot to become the next World Junior Champions. The best young players came out to show their stuff and many were here to prove that they are among the best young players in the world.

World Junior Preview (Pool B)

There is no question that the World Junior Tournament is one of the favorites and has become a Boxing Day tradition for all Canadians. Recently though the Canadians have had some disappointing years after a long time of ruling the tournament. This year the Canadians will try to get back to their winning ways in Pool B but will have a tough time against the better of the two pools.

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