While Korea's national team has made huge strides, its domestic game is suffering. And it probably will get worse.
Thanks to Mexico, Japan gets another shot at Korea in the WBC semifinals.
There is no shaking the notion that Team Korea is Team Destiny after sweeping into the WBC semifinals with a perfect 6-0 record.
Thanks to Daisuke Matsuzaka, Japan controls its own fate in the WBC.
Korea first baseman Seung Yeop Lee continues to make himself known to big leaguers in the WBC.
Japan manager Sadaharu Oh was furious with the umpiring in his team's loss to the U.S.
A procession of major-league pitchers helped Korea hold off bitter Asian rival Chinese Taipei 2-0 in the WBC opener on Friday.
Sunday's WBC Pool A action will feature Chinese Taipei vs. China, while the Tokyo Dome finale pits Asian titans and longtime rivals Japan and Korea in the first round of a conflict that will spill over into California.