Category Archives: Cuba

Japan Holds Narrow Lead over USA in New World Rankings

The new world rankings were revealed yesterday by the World Baseball and Softball Confederation and, though the top six spots remained unchanged, there was significant movement elsewhere in the chart. Big winners included Australia, the Netherlands, and Nicaragua, while Venezuela, … Continue reading

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National Baseball Federations and Social Media

In the fast-paced world of sport, news flows quickly and rumours, scores, and quotes are reported by the minute. While many still wait to hear their news on SportsCenter or check the box scores in the morning, most journalists and … Continue reading

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MLB Collective Bargaining Agreement Includes London Games

LONDON – Major League Baseball games are coming to London! Following the success of MLB Battlegrounds in Hyde Park on July 4, the release yesterday of MLB’s Collective Bargaining Agreement had big news for Britain and Europe. The CBA made … Continue reading

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The 2017 World Baseball Classic

Now that we’ve had two days to enjoy the incredible run by the Dominican Republic, it’s time to glance at least one eye to the future, which for international baseball fans means the 2017 World Baseball Classic. With the establishment … Continue reading

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All-Time World Baseball Classic Records

Team                           Record             RF        RA       RD Australia                       1-8                   31        60        -29 Brazil                             3-3                   18        18        … Continue reading

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International Baseball Tournaments, a Compendium

As I began writing previews for teams in the 2012 World Baseball Classic Qualifying rounds, I became very aware of the lack of organised information regarding international baseball tournaments.  I am primarily concerned (at least for now) only with competitions … Continue reading

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Extra Innings’ 2013 World Baseball Classic Power Rankings (Mar. 16)

The semifinals in the World Baseball Classic are set! How will the rankings look after the Dominicans take on the Netherlands and Japan faces Puerto Rico? Check previous editions here and look for a new chart tomorrow! Dominican Republic (6-0): Only once … Continue reading

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Extra Innings’ 2013 World Baseball Classic Power Rankings (Mar. 15)

The U.S. is gone after a huge upset by Puerto Rico, but the Puerto Ricans will need a few more upsets to leap up the table. Their first chance comes tonight against the Dominican Republic. Check previous editions here and look for … Continue reading

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Extra Innings’ 2013 World Baseball Classic Power Rankings (Mar. 14)

After a massive win by the Dominican Republic, there is little doubt that they are tournament’s most well-rounded team. Can they defeat the equally hot Japanese or the magic of the Netherlands to claim the world title? And will the … Continue reading

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Extra Innings’ 2013 World Baseball Classic Power Rankings (Mar. 13)

We’re down to one game a day with only six more fixtures left. Puerto Rico’s win over Italy did not provide much clarity as they were fortunate to win it, but the Dominican Republic-USA match will be sure to provide … Continue reading

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