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 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

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Backlasher
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogWSJ: He's a Perplexing Question to Bat Around.
(1 - 11:13pm, Apr 20)
Last: Zach

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - April 2015
(1102 - 11:08pm, Apr 20)
Last: Athletic Supporter is trying to remember your name

Newsblog4-20-2015 OMNICHATTER
(133 - 11:06pm, Apr 20)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

NewsblogA profane Bryan Price vents frustration
(9 - 11:03pm, Apr 20)
Last: Into the Void

NewsblogOTP - April 2015: Church, baseball, politics: Rahm and Chuy work to close the deal
(2919 - 10:51pm, Apr 20)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogSunday Notes: Bryce Harper on Stats; Storen, Gausman, Eflin, Almora, more | FanGraphs Baseball
(29 - 10:21pm, Apr 20)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogVICE SPORTS: AGAINST ESPN'S K-ZONE, WHICH IS THE WORST
(27 - 10:13pm, Apr 20)
Last: tshipman

NewsblogWhy A-Rod must shelve fielding hopes and ace job No. 1 | New York Post
(81 - 10:07pm, Apr 20)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogJoe Buck has a truly awful suggestion about how to improve MLB broadcasts
(61 - 10:01pm, Apr 20)
Last: nick swisher hygiene

NewsblogWEEI: O's rip Buchholz for 'forever' pace on mound
(34 - 9:50pm, Apr 20)
Last: DKDC

NewsblogNew York Mets lose Jerry Blevins, Travis d'Arnaud to fractures - MLB - SI.com
(40 - 9:37pm, Apr 20)
Last: billyshears

NewsblogPoz - The Museum of Nice Players
(43 - 9:22pm, Apr 20)
Last: Rennie's Tenet

NewsblogBraves reliever Andrew McKirahan suspended 80 games for PED violation
(21 - 8:55pm, Apr 20)
Last: theboyqueen

NewsblogMore from Oakland A’s Brett Lawrie, Josh Reddick - Oakland Athletics : The Drumbeat
(136 - 8:38pm, Apr 20)
Last: A triple short of the cycle

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 4-20-2015
(21 - 7:22pm, Apr 20)
Last: Batman

Page rendered in 0.1474 seconds
48 querie(s) executed