March 24, 2008

Toronto To Host 2009 WBC Games

Woo-hoo!

MLB:
The first-round venues are set for the second running of the World Baseball Classic, which will begin on March 5, 2009, in Japan.

As in 2006, Tokyo Dome and Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico, will host first-round games. In 2009, those venues will be joined for the first time by Rogers Centre in Toronto and Foro Sol Stadium in Mexico City. ...

The 16-team field is the same as '06 ... Next year's brackets are as follows:

Pool A -- China, Chinese Taipei, Japan and Korea will begin play on March 5 in Tokyo Dome ...

Pool B -- Australia, Cuba, Mexico and South Africa, from March 8-12 in Mexico City.

Pool C -- Canada, Italy, the U.S. and Venezuela, from March 8-12 in Toronto.

Pool D -- Dominican Republic, the Netherlands, Panama and Puerto Rico, from March 7-11 in Puerto Rico.
No word on whether the Babe Ruth of Canada will return.

6 comments:

L-girl said...

Yay! I hope we can go to a few games.

Jere said...

I'm glad our lineup is so good so far down and all, and I know we'll score runs regardless of who hits where. I'm just sayin', they should get the scorecard template, get a nice fat Sharpie, write Ellsbury in the leadoff spot, and then make enough copies to last the season.

tim said...

sweetness - hopefully i will have enough cash then to be able to hit up some games!

tim said...

Oh and thanks to Manny, I picked up a copy of "The Secret" at Costco...haha...

Maxwell Horse said...

Jesus, 20 minutes into the 2008 Red Sox Preview special and I'm convinced it's been funded by Halliburton. The best was the commercial for the Time Life DVD series showing how truly awesome and kick-ass the Vietnam War was, and not the catostrophic mistake everyone thought it was.

...And now as I type this, Wakefield is flying with the Blue Angels. This is crossing the line from curious into hilarious. I can't wait for the next segment of this "Red Sox 2008 preview." Will we get George Bush in his flight suit? Maybe some sexy beefcake photos of John McCain with his shirt off. It gets better and better.

9casey said...

Jere said...
write Ellsbury in the leadoff spot, and then make enough copies to last the season.


I tend to disagree with that , in that when would Ellsbury steal our 3 and 4 hitters don't want a guy on second with 1b open , with him at 7th we can manufacture runs a little more .......In 04 and 05 Damon had his lowest SB totals for his career.....But 2 of his highest run totals...

I'm not saying they won't move him but I don't really disagree with it either...