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Japan's WBC team will have pop
2005-12-11 09:14
by Bob Timmermann

So sayeth the headline at

The Japanese still can't get Hideki Matsui to commit, although other current MLBers, Ichiro Suzuki, Tadahito Iguchi, and Akinori Otsuka, have signed up. And I can't tell but Kazuo Matsui has managed gone from the next big thing to being unwanted on both sides of the Pacific.

And not to slight to see the Korean team, but I will add a link to their story here. . Hee-Seop Choi and Byung-Hyun Kim highlight the team.

2005-12-11 09:34:47
1.   Vishal
the championship game is going to be at PETCO?? why would they have it in such a pitching-friendly stadium? why not have it in a more neutral park?
2005-12-11 09:38:00
2.   Berkeley Doug
Great to see you have your own blog Bob!

Any word as to whether Nomo or Ishii will be pitching for Japan?

2005-12-11 09:39:58
3.   Bob Timmermann
PETCO bid for the final. The weather should be good. I think Anaheim wanted it too. Dodger Stadium would have been another possibility if it weren't for the fact that it has no seats in it right now.

As for the Japanese pitchers, I haven't read about Nomo or Kaz Ishii pitching for them. There are better options.

2005-12-11 10:15:14
4.   Ken Arneson
I don't think I will ever be able to see WBC and think "baseball" instead of "boxing".

Come to think of it, has anyone ever seen Bud Selig and Don King in the same room?

2005-12-11 15:48:58
5.   Andrew Shimmin
I did, once. They were in Howard Fox's kitchen.

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