Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Giants to host semis, final of World Baseball Classic

Note that, according to previous reports, Cuba apparently will be in the Asian side of the bracket, thus continuing to keep them as far away from Miami as possible.

The World Baseball Classic returns next spring for a third time with an expanded field playing at sites around the globe, and a major milestone was reached on Wednesday with the announcement of MLB’s own host venues.

World Baseball Classic Inc. announced that the Giants will host the semifinals and final at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Second-round games will be hosted by the Marlins at Marlins Park. First-round competition will be hosted by the D-backs at both Chase Field and their Cactus League home of Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, Ariz.

It is San Francisco’s debut as a host city for the World Baseball Classic, succeeding San Diego’s PETCO Park (2006) and Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles (2009) as host of the semifinals and final. What remains to be seen is whether Japan can celebrate yet another title on the Giants’ field, having won both previous World Baseball Classic tournaments.

Miami will be a second-round host venue for a second time, having also done so in 2009 at Dolphin Stadium, and this time it will have a retractable roof. Arizona previously hosted first-round action at Scottsdale Stadium in 2006.

 

Gamingboy Posted: July 25, 2012 at 02:02 PM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: international, wbc, world baseball classic

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 25, 2012 at 02:42 PM (#4192069)
I actually thought first it was the Tokyo Giants. Isn't Japan hosting some games?
   2. Gamingboy Posted: July 25, 2012 at 03:24 PM (#4192117)
Yes. Well, they will (both first and second round), but if the NPBPA boycotts it's possible they will be moved to Korea or Taiwan.
   3. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: July 25, 2012 at 05:36 PM (#4192216)
I'm more than a little surprised the Brewers haven't been named permanent hosts of the WBC finals.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Jim Wisinski
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 11 December, 2017 - GOP strategist: Moore would have 'date with a baseball bat' if he tried dating teens where I grew up
(2086 - 12:48pm, Dec 15)
Last: The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s

NewsblogRyan Thibs has his HOF Ballot Tracker Up and Running!
(441 - 12:48pm, Dec 15)
Last: John DiFool2

Sox TherapyA Container of Milk, A Loaf of Bread and a Dude Who Can Hit Home Runs
(22 - 12:45pm, Dec 15)
Last: jacksone (AKA It's OK...)

NewsblogDerek Jeter Was Once the Captain. But Now He’s the Apprentice. - The New York Times
(82 - 12:33pm, Dec 15)
Last: tshipman

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-15-2017
(3 - 12:24pm, Dec 15)
Last: Shredder

NewsblogOT Gaming: October 2015
(715 - 11:58am, Dec 15)
Last: Zonk Tormundbane

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-14-2017
(13 - 11:28am, Dec 15)
Last: Steve Parris, Je t'aime

NewsblogMets agree to two-year deal with Anthony Swarzak
(19 - 11:25am, Dec 15)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogCardinals trade for Marcell Ozuna of Marlins
(61 - 11:20am, Dec 15)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogTaking Back the Ballparks - Mariners voting thread
(18 - 11:10am, Dec 15)
Last: JJ1986

NewsblogESPN: Bob Costas wins Hall of Fame's Frick Award for broadcasting
(18 - 11:02am, Dec 15)
Last: asinwreck

Hall of Merit2018 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
(393 - 10:58am, Dec 15)
Last: #6bid has 0 to 2 technicals

NewsblogJack Morris, Alan Trammell elected to Hall | MLB.com
(240 - 10:54am, Dec 15)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

Gonfalon CubsLooking to next year
(345 - 10:28am, Dec 15)
Last: Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington

Hall of Merit2018 Hall of Merit Ballot
(33 - 10:27am, Dec 15)
Last: Carl Goetz

Page rendered in 0.2474 seconds
47 querie(s) executed