O Canada! 23 members of Team Canada for the WBC were named today. Larry Walker will not play, just coach. Eric Gagne, Rich Harden, and Ryan Dempster have not committed yet. If Gagne and Dempster don't pitch, Team Canada manager Ernie Whitt will have to rely on guys like Paul Quantrill and Rheal Cormier and Chris Reitsma out of the pen.
Tampa Bay catcher Pete LaForest is now called by his given name Pierre-Luc LaForest.