After being postponed for two years due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the World Baseball Classic will resume this March. It will be a star-studded event featuring a ton of MLB talent. Among the well-known players taking part are Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., and Juan Soto.
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The game will be a delight for baseball enthusiasts. One of those who is enthusiastic about the competition is MLB Network reporter Jon Morosi.
Morosi said on the MLB Network on Thursday that this would be the greatest international baseball competition ever. “There has never been such a wealth of talent in baseball.” The World Baseball Classic has never featured such a large contingent of the finest players.”
The World Baseball Classic will be held for the sixth time this year. Prior to the Major League Baseball season, the event has been held every four years since it started in 2006. The initial plan was for the 2023 tournament to take place in 2021.
The 2023 World Baseball Classic will start on March 8. On March 21, the winner of the championship will be announced. For this year’s World Baseball Classic, twenty nations qualified. In 2006 and 2009, Japan won the first two competitions. The Dominican Republic won in 2013 and came in second place behind the United States in 2017.
On rosters are exceptional players from all over the world. Included here are the professional leagues in Korea, Japan, and both of the American continents.
COVID causes the World Baseball Classic to be postponed by two years
Both the Czech Republic and Great Britain are playing in their first World Baseball Classic games. Prior to 2023, they had never earned a spot in the competition.
Beginning with four groups of five teams each, the competition will be played. In Taiwan’s Taichung, Pool A will be played. Japan’s Tokyo Pool B Miami, Florida’s Pool D, and Phoenix, Arizona’s Pool C.
The quarterfinals are for teams that advance past the round-robin. These competitions will be held in Miami and Tokyo. The Miami Marlins’ home stadium, LoanDepot Park, will host both the semifinals and championship games.
Mike Trout, an outfielder for the Los Angeles Angels, will make his debut with Team USA in 2023. The defending WBC champions will use him to occupy one of the outfield positions.
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