"World Baseball classic" is actually the "Heritage Baseball Classic" -- I mean how else can you explain American citizens, born, raised and what not in the United States, playing for other countries. I mean, Mike Piazza on team Italy? Mike's from Pennsylvania! Not from Cicly!
OK, so it's actually the Heritage Baseball Classic. It also happens to be anothe rform of Spring Training to the players. Does anyone REALLY expect these games to be interesting or competative? No one wants to give there all, no one wants to be hurt for the regular season and not many are actually so proud of there heritage that they will be overly competative in order to win the WBC/HBC's crown.
It's a joke... ANd I feel sorry Baseball fans will be forced to hear it's tellign this spring.