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Old 03-01-2013, 12:31 PM
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Default World Baseball Classic 2013

Australia vs Chinese Taipei
March 1, 2013, 11:30 PM ET at Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium


2013 WBC

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Old 03-01-2013, 12:42 PM
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The Cuba-Japan game out of group A ought to be a good one.

I'm very much looking forward to heading to SFO for the finals in 2 weeks. Hopefully team USA will be heading to SFO too. USA plays next Fri, Sat, and Sun against Mexico, Canada, and Italy. Not sure in what order, though.

Over/under: 8 posts until someone tells us how pointless the WBC is and how they won't be watching it.

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Old 03-01-2013, 12:58 PM
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I'm very much looking forward to heading to SFO for the finals in 2 weeks. Hopefully team USA will be heading to SFO too. USA plays next Fri, Sat, and Sun against Mexico, Canada, and Italy. Nto sure in what order, though.
I'm surprised they'd schedule the game at an airport, doesn't seem like they'd have the necessary facilities.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:25 PM
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:36 PM
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Anyone gone to a WBC game in the past? Worth the price of admission? I've only seen them on TV.

I ask because I actually will be in Phoenix for work including through the weekend of Mar 9-10. We may wrap by lunchtime on Sunday and would definitely buy a walk-up ticket to see US v. Canada (and maybe swing up to Glendale to see the end of the Reds v. Sox ST game too).
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:41 PM
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I would be excited about it if I got MLB Network.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:44 PM
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I would be excited about it if I got MLB Network.
Yeah, I'm surprised it's not included as part of MLB.TV 2013 or offered as a separate package. Another case of MLB mishandling online media forcing fans to resort to more...clandestine means.

There's a WBC app that let's you watch the games...if you have Bright House, Time Warner, or Direct TV. Useless.

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Old 03-01-2013, 02:46 PM
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Anyone gone to a WBC game in the past? Worth the price of admission? I've only seen them on TV.

I ask because I actually will be in Phoenix for work including through the weekend of Mar 9-10. We may wrap by lunchtime on Sunday and would definitely buy a walk-up ticket to see US v. Canada (and maybe swing up to Glendale to see the end of the Reds v. Sox ST game too).
I paid just under 300$ for the semis and finals at AT&T Park, but they are nice seats. I would think you could walk up and buy a cheap seat in Phoenix for less than 20$.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:48 PM
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Always get hyped for this. Awesome event, love baseball, love me some countries. Maybe one day, we will get it to World Cup levels.

Either way Vamos Cubanos and come on Americanos!!
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:49 PM
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I paid just under 300$ for the semis and finals at AT&T Park, but they are nice seats. I would think you could walk up and buy a cheap seat in Phoenix for less than 20$.
Yeah, looks like they have some $18 seats once I actually take 5 minutes and do some research.

So I guess the question then would be what's the better experience...WBC game or Sox ST game. And if it matters I've never been to spring training either...
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:07 AM
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Watched some of Chinese Taipei vs. Australia- not that great of a game. Watching tivo of Brasil-Japan- nice 1st inning run by Brasil.

I'm a big WBC fan-
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:18 AM
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The Cuba-Japan game out of group A ought to be a good one.
I had the pleasure of watching a few of the Cuba / Japan games in 2009 in person 4 rows behind home plate at Petco. Darvish, Cespedes and Chapman who were all impact guys for their teams. I don't know about the current Japan and Cuba rosters but you could be watching some future MLB stars in the making!
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:52 AM
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Let's go Netherlands!
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:45 AM
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Japan-Brazil turned out to be a great game- some great small ball (sac bunt, bunt for hit, delayed steal)- in front of a raucous crowd.
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:30 AM
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I like how the tournament is played in different countries, rather than just one.

I don't get the scheduling. Brasil will play 2 games before China plays one. Usually all teams in a group play the same amount of games before they move on to the next round within the group stage.
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