Monthly Archives: November 2012

WBC Qualifiers Produce World Rankings Shakeup

After an exhilarating week of international baseball, the 2013 World Baseball Classic now has all 16 teams on paper. Of the four pools, two went as expected and saw Canada and Chinese Taipei advance to the big show, but each … Continue reading

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Lineup Intrigue Brewing for Canada

Baseball Canada announced yesterday, to no one’s surprise, that Ernie Whitt would be at the helm for Canada in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.  Hitting Coach Larry Walker and Pitching Coach Denis Boucher will also return, along with third base … Continue reading

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All-Time World Baseball Classic Records

Team                           Record             RF        RA       RD Australia                        1-5                   29        46        -17 Brazil                               3-0                   … Continue reading

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2013 World Baseball Classic Pool Projections

With the final four bids for the 2013 World Baseball Classic in the book, it is possible to make an educated guess as to what teams will make up each of the four pools in the main part of the … Continue reading

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Projected New IBAF World Rankings

Two more World Baseball Classic qualifying rounds are in the book and, in each, a team drastically improved its world rankings. In the Chinese Taipei bracket, unranked New Zealand recovered from a loss to No. 8 Chinese Taipei in their … Continue reading

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WBCQ Panamá: Brazil Qualifies for Classic in 1-0 Shocker

By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler) Box score MARYVILLE, Tenn. – If there were any doubts whether Brazil is ready for the international baseball spotlight, Barry Larkin’s squad has now erased them.  Rafael Fernandes and two Brazilian relievers dominated Panamá’s loaded MLB lineup … Continue reading

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WBCQ Panamá: Panamá Eliminates Colómbia, 9-7

By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler) Box score MARYVILLE, Tenn. – In a wild contest that saw three ejected, Panamá turned back a late comeback by Colómbia and held on for a 9-7 victory.  The win means that Panamá will take on Brazil … Continue reading

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WBCQ Taipei: Taiwan Rides Shutout Streak to 2013 WBC

By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler) MARYVILLE, Tenn. – Thanks to a dominating performance by No. 8 Chinese Taipei, New Zealand’s Cinderella baseball story has come to an end.  Playing before a raucous home crowd, Taiwanese pitchers struck out 13, and the lineup produced … Continue reading

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WBCQ Panamá: Panamá Ousts Rivals Nicaragua in Classic

By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler) Box score MARYVILLE, Tenn. –Panamá outlasted a relentless Nicaraguan offence and took advantage of key scoring situations themselves in a 6-2 World Baseball Classic victory.  The hosts advance to face Colómbia, while Nicaragua was eliminated. Panamá took … Continue reading

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WBCQ Panamá: Brazil Posts Second Consecutive Upset

By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler) Box score MARYVILLE, Tenn. – Brazil’s hurlers struck out 10 and the blue-and-gold scored in their last five times at bat, outlasting Colómbia, 7-1.  The shocking victory sent Brazil to the championship game on Monday, while Colómbia … Continue reading

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