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Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Ryan Braun to play for Team USA in WBC

Exactly what it says on the title.

Gamingboy Posted: January 08, 2013 at 10:36 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: brewers, ryan braun, wbc, world baseball classic

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   1. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: January 09, 2013 at 11:56 PM (#4343831)
When I saw the title, my first thought was to hit 'like.'
   2. PreservedFish Posted: January 10, 2013 at 12:44 AM (#4343847)
Tickets for this thing are exorbitant. They are only selling all three games at once, $50 for the cheap seats. I'm hoping some new cheapies get released or something... but I will be there, because it's too awesome.
   3. Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili (TeddyF.Ballgame) Posted: January 10, 2013 at 12:55 AM (#4343853)
Yay. Knowing the WBC is on the horizon makes me feel better after today's sickening (but expected) HOF shutout.
   4. Greg K Posted: January 10, 2013 at 12:57 AM (#4343855)
Do we know how the WBC is being covered? Will it come with your 2013 mlb.tv account? (he asked hopefully)

EDIT: For international subscribers I mean. I imagine mlb.tv will black it out where it conflicts with local coverage in North America.
   5. Jose is El Absurd Pollo Posted: January 10, 2013 at 09:30 AM (#4343977)
Tickets for this thing are exorbitant. They are only selling all three games at once, $50 for the cheap seats. I'm hoping some new cheapies get released or something


In 2009 tickets for individual games went on sale around late February I think. I know I was able to buy tickets for just the US-Puerto Rico 2nd round game after the matchup was set so it was just a few days before.

I'll be in Florida for much of March at a place that doesn't have MLBNetwork so hopefully there will be some sort of AtBat style app that allows me to follow or watch the game on my phone/ipad.
   6. zack Posted: January 10, 2013 at 09:36 AM (#4343983)
Are there any debuts besides Brazil this year?

I wish they'd mix up the group stages a little more. Obviously it's by region, but the US will face Canada for the 3rd time, and Mexico and Italy for the 2 time in the group stages.
   7. Jose is El Absurd Pollo Posted: January 10, 2013 at 09:45 AM (#4343997)
I wish they'd mix up the group stages a little more.


Without spending too much time looking at it I think there are some political and logistical issues at work. The Asian teams obviously have to be separated to an extent and they aren't sending the US or Canada to Asia to play 1st round games. Also, they have to make sure things get lined up in such a way that Cuba doesn't play in Miami (between fears of protests and fears by the Cuban government of defection).

They probably could do more but I think there is more at work than simply laying out a schedule.

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