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? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baseball_at_the_2019_Pan_American_Games 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. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Pan_American_Games_Qualifier Why would USA not take part? @Orel Miraculous ?