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Saturday, December 01, 2012

WBC Update (Dec. 1, 2012): Pools set, Canadian Coaching Staff

the qualifiers have been placed in groups. Brazil is going to Japan, Taipei is in Taipei, Spain will be in San Juan, and Canada will be in Arizona.

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The link is to news on Canada’s coaching staff. They are led by manager Ernie Whitt. The rest: Larry Walker (Hitting/First Base Coach), Tim Leiper (Third Base Coach), Denis Boucher (Pitching Coach), Paul Quantrill (Bullpen/Pitching Coach), Stubby Clapp (Coach) and Greg Hamilton (Coach and Director of National Teams).

Secondly, the qualifiers have been placed in groups. Brazil is going to Japan, Taipei is in Taipei, Spain will be in San Juan, and Canada will be in Arizona.

Gamingboy Posted: December 01, 2012 at 12:13 PM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: canada, international, wbc, world baseball classic

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   1. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: December 01, 2012 at 04:18 PM (#4314119)
Canada will be in Arizona


And USA winds up in the bracket that has three top-8 teams talent-wise. Oh well. And apparently the first round is a round robin rather than double elimination meaning there is a good chance that somebody in Arizona will go 2-1 and not advance.
   2. Gamingboy Posted: December 01, 2012 at 05:22 PM (#4314148)


And USA winds up in the bracket that has three top-8 teams talent-wise. Oh well. And apparently the first round is a round robin rather than double elimination meaning there is a good chance that somebody in Arizona will go 2-1 and not advance.


Yeah. It's like this, if the USA doesn't advance but is 2-1, you'll see them go back to double elimination in 2018. I feel as if the reasoning they have the round robin is so that they can better sell tickets. One of the problems with last time was that you didn't really know who was going to play in game X since it depended on who would win Game W or lost Game V.

Way I see it though is that Team USA SHOULD be able to go 3-0, even with the no-doubt-coming dropouts, but on any given day weird things can happen- that's baseball. After all, if all of the countries in the WBC were going to be in a 162-game schedule, the USA would have the best record, but it isn't, it's just a small tournament.
   3. Greg K Posted: December 02, 2012 at 09:43 AM (#4314464)
Tim Leiper (Third Base Coach)

If this is the same guy who coached third for them in Regensberg, he's quite a colourful cat. A friend and I bumped into him in town during the tournament and he was giving us the down-low on their strategy against the Czechs inbetween gelatos, (though they never ended up playing them).

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