Skip to: Content
Skip to: Site Navigation
Skip to: Search


World Baseball Classic: Everything you need to know

As the global tournament steps to the plate overnight March 2, here's a very quick viewer's guide.

By Ross AtkinStaff writer / March 1, 2013

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips tries on a USA World Baseball Classic uniform during photo day at the team's facility in Goodyear, Ariz., Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. The US team is among 16 that vie over the next three weeks in a competition that occurs simultaneously but separately from Major League Baseball spring training.

Paul Sancya/AP

Enlarge

Spring training baseball is just revving up in Florida and Arizona, and Opening Day is still weeks away, yet the closest thing the sport has to a true world series (notice the lowercase) begins Saturday in Fukuoka, Japan.

Skip to next paragraph
Permissions

  • Weekly review of global news and ideas
  • Balanced, insightful and trustworthy
  • Subscribe in print or digital

Special Offer

 

Doing Good

 

What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
Become a fan! Follow us! Google+ YouTube See our feeds!