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Old 09-20-2012, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by amsteel View Post
They're live and you can watch the on archive after they end.

Streaming the qualifiers is a good marketing move by MLB to elevate the visibility of the WBC. Unfortunately, they're doing it during the pennant chase. Initially all the qualifiers were gonna be in November, but 2 of them got bumped to September for some reason.

While it might not be big-name players, my guess is that the games will be competitive.
I've looked all over wikipedia, but they don't say why. It sucks that they moved it up, because now Youk can't help Israel qualify. It also sucks for any other teams that would otherwise have MLBers playing for them.

Good luck to Spain, who won the FIBA Worlds in 06, the 08 and 12 Euros, and are the reigning World Cup champs. Imagine if they added a WBC to their resume...
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