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Friday, October 26, 2012

10-26-2012 WBC update: Blyleven back for Netherlands, Australia beats Sydney

In Australia, the national team is doing early warm-ups for the WBC (giving players more opportunities to play together, let some younger players get experience, etc.) by playing a series against the Sydney Blue Sox. The Baseballroos won game 1, 5-3.

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The top link is to a story that confirms that Bert Blyleven will again be the pitching coach for the Netherlands. The HOFer was born in Holland, although he grew up in the USA.


In Australia, the national team is doing early warm-ups for the WBC (giving players more opportunities to play together, let some younger players get experience, etc.) by playing a series against the Sydney Blue Sox. The Baseballroos won game 1, 5-3.

Gamingboy Posted: October 26, 2012 at 01:42 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: international, wbc, world baseball classic

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   1. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: October 26, 2012 at 03:04 PM (#4284432)
For the briefest of moments I thought the headline meant Blyleven would pitch for the Dutch. That would certainly get me to watch the WBC.
   2. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: October 26, 2012 at 05:48 PM (#4284565)
Hell yeah. I'd love to see that.
   3. Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili(Teddy F. Ballgame) Posted: October 26, 2012 at 05:51 PM (#4284567)
I bet he could pull it off. Pat Jordan threw a credible minor-league inning at a pretty advanced age, and some of the WBC competition is about the same caliber.
   4. vortex of dissipation Posted: October 26, 2012 at 06:01 PM (#4284581)
For the briefest of moments I thought the headline meant Blyleven would pitch for the Dutch. That would certainly get me to watch the WBC.


Didn't a team in the Israeli Baseball League draft Sandy Koufax a couple of years ago?
   5. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: October 26, 2012 at 06:04 PM (#4284584)
Did the Israeli Baseball League ever play any games, or was it just an extended publicity stunt/book proposal?
   6. vortex of dissipation Posted: October 26, 2012 at 06:14 PM (#4284592)
Did the Israeli Baseball League ever play any games, or was it just an extended publicity stunt/book proposal?


Wiki states that a six-team league played a 45-game schedule in 2007, but that the league was badly financed and folded after one season.
   7. Gamingboy Posted: October 26, 2012 at 06:31 PM (#4284601)

Did the Israeli Baseball League ever play any games, or was it just an extended publicity stunt/book proposal?


What Vortex said. They got through the whole year and such, but after that it fell apart due to it's poor organization and finances.

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