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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Puerto Rico defeats Dominican Republic | MLB.com

Although I had to tap out again, I enjoyed most of the game. If critics want to complain about the lack of interest by American fans, maybe they should realize that it’s tough for most people to get into the tournament when a lot of the games are played at unwatchable times for people who work and live on the East Coast. I’m hardcore so I make the attempt. So, critics, cut the American fans slack for a tournament geared to the International market.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 15, 2017 at 06:30 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dominican republic, puerto rico, wbc

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   1. Ulysses S. Fairsmith Posted: March 15, 2017 at 10:48 AM (#5417630)
I was thinking about this yesterday: what is the goal regarding American fans? Do they (whoever "they" are--MLB?) want baseball fans to watch MLB Network? If so, then showing all the WBC games on MLB Network is probably the way to go. But if they want general sports fans to watch this baseball tournament, then there should probably be games on other networks. Or maybe they don't care at all about American fans when it comes to the WBC (other than in-person attendance).
   2. You're a clown, RMc! I'm tired of it! Posted: March 15, 2017 at 01:50 PM (#5417772)
Obviously, the three-hour windows for showing the games on MLBN weren't sufficient. If they really want to show every bit of all of the games, at least some of them should be on another channel. (MLBN2, maybe?)

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