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Marqhead
06-01-2011, 12:46 PM
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110601&content_id=19867988&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb

12 more countries will be playing in the "play-in round." The four teams last year that failed to win a game will also be in the play-in round.

MtGrnwdSoxFan
06-01-2011, 12:47 PM
The WBC is still around?

Marqhead
06-01-2011, 12:48 PM
The WBC is still around?

2013 is the next competition. :D:

WhiteSox5187
06-01-2011, 01:08 PM
I actually LIKE the WBC, I just think it needs to be tweaked. Competitive baseball in March just doesn't work so well, maybe they could have the qualifying rounds in March and then the finals and all that in July during the All Star Break. I'd also like to see Ireland be able to field a team.

Irishsoxfan
06-01-2011, 02:01 PM
I'd also like to see Ireland be able to field a team.

Not in 2013, we have a lot of work to do before we can compete with the power houses of Europe. Someday hopefully!

kaufsox
06-01-2011, 02:03 PM
I actually LIKE the WBC, I just think it needs to be tweaked. Competitive baseball in March just doesn't work so well, maybe they could have the qualifying rounds in March and then the finals and all that in July during the All Star Break. I'd also like to see Ireland be able to field a team.

me too!

102605
06-01-2011, 02:13 PM
I like the WBC. Last time around I got to see Yu Darvish face Aroldis Chapman at Petco Park from the 5th row behind home plate.

3rdGenSouthSider
06-01-2011, 02:24 PM
While I agree the timing is awkward, the atmosphere at the semis and finals in LA last go-round was outstanding. Can't wait for 2013.

WhiteSox5187
06-01-2011, 02:29 PM
Not in 2013, we have a lot of work to do before we can compete with the power houses of Europe. Someday hopefully!

I thought they came in 3rd in some sort of European Championship. I thought I saw that in that movie "The Emerald Diamond."

Irishsoxfan
06-01-2011, 02:37 PM
I thought they came in 3rd in some sort of European Championship. I thought I saw that in that movie "The Emerald Diamond."

Third yes but it was in the 'B' level groups, although still quite an accomplishment. Our goal at the minute is to win that level and get promoted to the 'A' ( GB, Holland etc.). Improve by playing better teams.