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  1. How to make the World Baseball Classic even better

    Jim Caple

    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.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2013
  2. Tommy Lasorda on World Baseball Classic

    Lynn Hoppes

    With the United States playing its first game tonight in the World Baseball Classic, Playbook reached out to talk to baseball legend Tommy Lasorda about the event. In the 2000 Summer Olympics, Lasorda came out of retirement to manage the U.S. team...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  3. World Baseball Classic is different things to different teams

    Jim Caple

    Just an exhibition series here. A steppingstone there. A matter of national pride elsewhere. The World Baseball Classic means different things to different teams.

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2013
  4. Baseball's popularity in Europe is spreading

    Jim Caple

    With the next World Baseball Classic on the horizon, the popularity of baseball in Europe continues to spread.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2012
  5. Japanese CF will be available

    Adam Rubin

    Christopher Hanewinckel/US Presswire Norichika Aoki (23) rounds third base in the second round of the World Baseball Classic against Cuba at Petco Park in San Diego in March 2009. The Tokyo Yakult Swallows plan to make available three-time Central ...

    Blog | November 10, 2011
  6. Baseball's world governing body wants World Cup to be qualifier f...

    The head of baseball's world governing body wants its World Cup to serve as a qualifying tournament for the World Baseball Classic, which was created by Major League Baseball and its players' union.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2010
  7. Jorge Arangure Jr.: Cubans can't escape defeat

    Jorge Arangure Jr.

    Although Cuba suffered its worst international showing in 50 years, the WBC was the last hurrah and opportunity for veteran pitcher Pedro Lazo.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2009
  8. Japan's bats come alive in mercy-rule win over Korea

    Ichiro Suzuki broke out of a slump Saturday as defending champion Japan trounced South Korea 14-2 in seven innings to advance to the second round of the World Baseball Classic.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | March 07, 2009
  9. Chang powers China past Chinese Taipei

    Ray Chang homered and drove in two runs and China beat Taiwan 4-1 on Saturday for its first win in the World Baseball Classic.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | March 06, 2009
  10. Indians' Choo goes 1 for 3 as Korea wins easily

    Lee Jin-young hit a grand slam in the first inning Friday to power South Korea to a 9-0 win over Taiwan in the World Baseball Classic.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | March 06, 2009
  11. Tommy Lasorda waves the U.S. flag for World Baseball Classic

    At the Empire State Building to turn on the lights in the colors of the World Baseball Classic, Tommy Lasorda did his best to whip up fervor for the U.S. team.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2009
  12. Rob Neyer: WBC more exciting than spring training

    Rob Neyer

    ShysterBall doesn't care about the World Baseball Classic: For starters, for as much as I love, love, love baseball, I have long been incapable of caring about spring training games. The news from camp, yes, but actually sitting and watching a game...

    Blog | Conversation | March 05, 2009
  13. Jim Caple: How to create more interest in the World Baseball Clas...

    Jim Caple

    We're excited about the World Baseball Classic, but here are 10 ways to make it even better.

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2009
  14. World Baseball Classic adopts extra-inning rule

    The ridiculed international rule to start an extra inning with two runners on base will be used at this year's World Baseball Classic, where it will be implemented beginning in the 13th.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2009
  15. Davey Johnson to manage, Derek Jeter to play on American World Ba...

    Davey Johnson, who guided the U.S. team to a bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics, has been picked to manage at the World Baseball Classic this spring.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2008
  16. Japan Olympic coach Hoshino won't return for WBC

    Japan's Olympic coach Senichi Hoshino has refused to stay on to lead the defending champions at next year's World Baseball Classic.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2008