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Friday, March 20, 2020

Marcus Stroman Leads Charge for 2021 World Baseball Classic ‘Dream Team’ Recruitment

The 2021 World Baseball Classic isn’t scheduled to begin until March 9, 2021, but that hasn’t stopped current MLB stars from looking forward to the games.

In the absence of spring training—and with Opening Day 2020 postponed for the foreseeable future—players have had plenty of time on their hands. On Thursday, many of them took to social media to advocate for the formation of a Team USA “Dream Team” to defend the title at the 2021 WBC.

Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman first put out a call on Instagram to Eric Hosmer and Christian Yelich, who were teammates from the 2017 championship team. After receiving online commitments from them, Stroman took to Twitter to recruit other notable Major Leaguers, including Mookie Betts, Mike Trout, Cody Bellinger and Aaron Judge.

Wondering what it means that I didn’t realize that the United States were the defending champions in the WBC before reading this article…..


QLE Posted: March 20, 2020 at 12:46 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: dream team, marcus stroman, world baseball classic

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

2021 World Baseball Classic semifinals, final in Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Next year’s World Baseball Classic will be played in Taiwan, Tokyo, Phoenix and Miami, with the Marlins hosting the semifinals and final along with half of the quarterfinals.

The fifth edition of the tournament will be played from March 9-23, 2021, Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association said Tuesday.

There will be four groups of five teams: the 16 participants in the 2017 tournament plus four qualifiers to be determined during a 12-nation tournament this March 13-25 at Tucson, Arizona.

Group A will be in Taiwan at Taichung and Taoyuan from March 9-13, and Group B will be in Tokyo from March 11-15. The top two teams in both Group A and B will advance to quarterfinals at the Tokyo Dome on March 16-17.

Well, it’s nice to know that Miami will get to see some high-quality baseball next year.


QLE Posted: February 26, 2020 at 01:01 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: miami, world baseball classic

Friday, December 13, 2019

Former Padres, Giants manager Bochy to manage French team

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Bruce Bochy isn’t quite done managing after all.

Bochy might have just retired after a decorated 25-year career in the dugout with San Diego and San Francisco. But he is already embracing a new challenge: Trying to guide his native France to the next World Baseball Classic in 2021.

The French national team will try to qualify next year for its first WBC. Bochy was born in Landes de Bussac, France, where his father, Gus, was stationed in the U.S. Army. Bochy will have son, Brett — a former Giants minor leaguer — pitching for him and his brother, Joe, on the coaching staff. Bochy was chosen by Didier Seminet, president of the French Federation of Baseball.

Well, when you run out of worlds to conquer at the MLB level, why not try international baseball?


QLE Posted: December 13, 2019 at 12:59 AM | 45 comment(s)
  Beats: bruce bochy, french baseball, world baseball classic




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