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International Baseball 2019

Discussion in 'MLB Discussion' started by Awesome Fossum, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Awesome Fossum

    Awesome Fossum Member SoSH Member

    2019 is a light year, with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2021 World Baseball Classic being the next big events. We do have the 2019 Pan Am games, but I was a little surprised to see women's baseball dropped and a lot surprised to see USA apparently not participating in the men's tournament?


    Four spots are filled (host Peru, Argentina, Puerto Rico, and Cuba) with the remaining four to be filled at a qualifier later this month in Brazil. The participants are Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and Venezuela.


    Why would USA not take part? @Orel Miraculous ?
  2. Awesome Fossum

    Awesome Fossum Member SoSH Member

    The answer, in case anyone cares, via sportsnet.ca.

    What's Premier12, you might not be asking? Via Wikipedia:

    Looks like the 2019 version will, at least in part, be played in Japan.
  3. SydneySox

    SydneySox A dash of cool to add the heat SoSH Member

    That ranking say severything about the very sad level of international ‘competition’ for baseball.

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