The Baseball World Classic

Global Branding, Trade Embargoes and Betrayal of the Motherland

Vladimir Torres
Published: Wednesday, 03/01/2006 12:00 am EST

At long last, from March 3 to 20, baseball fans will have a truly world tournament. Not that there isn't a World Cup sanctioned by the International Baseball Federation (IBAF), or that the sport has not been an Olympic one (although it will cease to be for the 2012 London games), it is just that the best of the best professional players from around the globe have never faced each other in the context of a world competition.

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