Daily Archives: March 5, 2013

Explaining the World Baseball Classic’s ‘Total Quality Balance’

By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler) As is often the problem in tournaments that use pool play, sometimes two or more team are tied for a single place (or places) in a group. Despite only being a week old, the 2013 World Baseball Classic … Continue reading

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Korea Eliminated Despite Win Over Taiwan

By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler) With excitement befitting of the stakes at hand, Korea and Chinese Taipei battled for the right to advance to the second round of the World Baseball Classic. Fourth-ranked Korea used a dramatic eighth inning to earn a 3-2 … Continue reading

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China Qualifies for 2017 WBC with Dramatic Comeback

By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler) China used a late rally to stun baseball darlings Brazil and cement their spot in the 2017 World Baseball Classic (WBC). Brazilian relievers walked in three runs in a disastrous eighth inning that gave China a 5-2 victory. … Continue reading

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Cordemans Helps Orange Eliminate Australia

By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler) Robbie Cordemans hurled five shutout innings for the Netherlands and Jonathan Schoop hit a two-run homer in a 4-1 victory over Australia. The Dutch team all but bought their ticket to second round action in Tokyo with the … Continue reading

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