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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Champions Japan end WBC strike threat

Well, everybody can breath a big sigh of relief, I guess.

Gamingboy Posted: September 04, 2012 at 08:17 AM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: September 04, 2012 at 11:36 AM (#4226131)
Good. It would have been less fun with Japan sitting out.
   2. Gamingboy Posted: September 04, 2012 at 12:35 PM (#4226178)
Part of the reason that the NPBPA gave in was due to a "Samurai Japan" plan that the NPB is planning. In essence, they want to start using the National Baseball Team much like how many countries operate their National Soccer Teams, having more-or-less constant games with participation in friendlies and such. The WBC basically told them that they'd be able to keep all of the money from stuff involving the Japanese national team, so long as it didn't have a WBC logo on it.
   3. vortex of dissipation Posted: September 04, 2012 at 01:11 PM (#4226222)
Japan are two-time defending champions. It would have been a disaster for the integrity of the competition if Japan had sent a substandard team, or no team at all.
   4. Nasty Nate Posted: September 04, 2012 at 01:18 PM (#4226233)
Champions Japan end WBC strike threat

D Matsuzaka ended being a strike threat years ago...
   5. vortex of dissipation Posted: September 04, 2012 at 01:26 PM (#4226241)
D Matsuzaka ended being a strike threat years ago...

The WBC has been played twice. The same player has been named MVP of the WBC both times. Guess who?
   6. Nasty Nate Posted: September 04, 2012 at 01:48 PM (#4226264)
Bob Hope?
   7. UCCF Posted: September 04, 2012 at 01:53 PM (#4226273)
That's right - Frank Stallone.
   8. Gamingboy Posted: September 04, 2012 at 02:05 PM (#4226289)
In the 2009 edition his patriotism got the better of him and he he kept certain facts about his health secret, if I remember correctly. After all, the Japan-Korea rivalry makes the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry look like a schoolyard game of rock-paper-scissors.
   9. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: September 04, 2012 at 02:08 PM (#4226293)
You guessed it - Octavio Dotel.
   10. Random Transaction Generator Posted: September 04, 2012 at 03:00 PM (#4226352)
In this case, it has nothing to do with Frank Tanana.

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