Originally Posted by WhiteSox5187
I think that right now the biggest problem the WBC has is that it feels like it's a manufactured event produced at the behest of Bud Selig and Major League Baseball.
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.