WBC Pits World’s Best Backups and Minor Leaguers Against Each Other for Some Reason
March 3, 2009
(The World, The World) – This week kicks off the third, or fourth, or something, annual World Baseball Classic. The international baseball tournament will find countries squaring off against each other for a huge cash prize – or it might actually just be pride.
It’s going to be very exciting. Probably.
The countries will play each other for a couple weeks, or something like that, and then a team will win. Or maybe it’s like, double elimination or something. All we know is that it’s really important, maybe.
The team are supposed to feature the best players from each country, but this year, the teams instead focused on picking up Major League backups and minor leaguers. Presumably there’s a reason for that, but Classic officials haven’t yet revealed that reason. They are presumably protecting a big secret.
The WBC is very important for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that the tournament determines home field advantage in the All-Star Game, I think.
The United States is believed to have a team in the tournament, so be sure to check your local listings to see if the games are televised.