Monthly Archives: December 2012

Japan Wins Fifth Straight Asian Baseball Championships

Gabriel Fidler, Extra Innings (Follow along on Twitter.) Led by a dominant pitching staff that allowed only two runs in five games, Japan claimed their 17th gold medal at the Asian Baseball Championships (ABC) in Taitung City, Taiwan. Japan has … Continue reading

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Orioles Ink Jan Novak to Minor League Pact

Gabriel Fidler, Extra Innings (Follow along on Twitter.) Though it will be overshadowed by multi-million dollar free agent signings and rumours of blockbuster trades at MLB’s Winter Meetings, the Baltimore Orioles made a major European signing on Dec. 5. According … Continue reading

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Gouvea and MVP Reginatto Deliver Title for Brazil

By Gabriel Fidler (Follow on Twitter @gabrielfidler) MARYVILLE, Tenn. – It was expected that the Panamá City qualifying round for the 2013 World Baseball Classic would be the most competitive and exciting of the four pools. No one could have possibly predicted that … Continue reading

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2013 World Baseball Classic Pools Set

The World Baseball Classic finally released its pool selections for the four qualifying teams a couple days ago, ending a week’s (or in some cases, two months’) speculation as to the placement of the final four countries.  As predicted in … Continue reading

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Taiwan Dominates Classic Qualifier, Awards

MARYVILLE, Tenn. – Despite two attempts by upstart New Zealand to defeat them, Chinese Taipei put on a baseball clinic in the fourth 2013 World Baseball Classic qualifier, winning three straight games.  New Zealand, who was unranked by the International … Continue reading

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