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Old 03-16-2013, 04:45 PM
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The only difference is that the World Cup and Olympics are established commercial enterprises. The knee-jerk anti-commercialism response to the WBC is somewhat muted by the fact that every professional event everywhere is a commercial endeavor. Of course the WBC is a manufactured event, it's inherent to the nature of big time sporting events in 2013.
I might be reiterating what you're saying but it seems to me that while the World Cup and the Olympics are clearly established commercial entities, they are least operated by independent bodies. FIFA established and operates the World Cup and is not beholden to the Premier League (at least I don't think it is!). The World Baseball Classic was established by Major League Baseball and while it is governed by IBAF it is done so in conjunction with MLB.
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