Monthly Archives: November 2012

Projected Team Canada

Batting Order 3B Brett Lawrie: Plays all out, all the time. Batted .273 with 11 HR and 48 RBI in 125 games with the Toronto Blue Jays. Will provide that hockey-esque intensity that he has become loved for. OF Michael … Continue reading

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Chinese Taipei Advancing

Chinese Taipei has advanced to the World Baseball Classic with a convincing 9-0 win over WBC rookies New Zealand. Chinese Taipei dominated start to finish throughout the qualifier going 3-0 while outscoring their opponents 35-0. Every facet of the game … Continue reading

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Brazil Turning Heads

After yet another upset victory, the surprising Brazilians have improved to 2-0, and will now play for a berth in the World Baseball Classic. This is coming after a convincing 7-1 win over a strong Colombian squad. Brazil and Colombia … Continue reading

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Can New Zealand Advance?

New Zealand is taking the world by storm. After dropping their much anticipated WBC opener to the host country, Chinese Taipei, the Kiwis have been on a tear winning two straight by a combined score of 22-8. The strong point … Continue reading

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New Zealand, Philippines Preview

The two 1-1 teams of the WBC’s fourth qualifier are set to meet in a elimination game. This is a very intriguing matchup between two countries who have never met in IBAF competition. Both nations are not considered baseball countries … Continue reading

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Further Expansion of the Classic?

With the way the qualifiers have been going so far, it is clear that baseball is becoming more and more of an international game. That said, there is still a large gap between the traditional baseball countries like the United … Continue reading

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Brazil Shocks the Baseball World

Brazil has shocked the baseball world by going 3-0 and advancing to the World Baseball Classic this March. In winning three straight, Brazil knocked off the powerful Panamanians twice, including Monday’s final. Brazil won a very tightly contested pitcher’s duel … Continue reading

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