Tag Archives: IBAF

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

Posted in Africa, Asia, Asian Baseball Championship, Caribbean, Cuba, Europe, European Championships, IBAF, Micronesian Baseball Classic, North America, Oceania, South America, South American Championship, World Baseball Classic | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Australia, ブラジル, Brazil, China, Dominican Republic, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Korea, Venezuela, World Baseball Classic, 日本, 中華 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Asia, Brazil, Canada, Caribbean, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Czech Republic, Europe, France, Germany, Great Britain, IBAF, Indonesia, Israel, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North America, Oceania, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, South Africa, South America, Spain, Thailand, World Baseball Classic | Tagged , , , | 25 Comments

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

Posted in Asia, Brazil, Caribbean, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Europe, Great Britain, IBAF, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Oceania, Panama, Philippines, South America, Thailand, World Baseball Classic | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment