At its best, the World Baseball Classic could grow into what the World Cup is for soccer. At its worst, the WBC still is better than spring training.
Just an exhibition series here. A steppingstone there. A matter of national pride elsewhere. The World Baseball Classic means different things to different teams.
With the next World Baseball Classic on the horizon, the popularity of baseball in Europe continues to spread.
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Jim Caple says don't be surprised to see Daisuke Matsuzaka (the MVP of the WBC) pitching in the major leagues in 2007.