Baseball was invented in the United States, but the World Baseball Classic has been dominated by Japan. U.S. manager Joe Torre has taken a different approach in the WBC’s third edition this year.
They’ll play in the Far East and the Far West — and in the Caribbean, too. Wherever they are, Miguel Cabrera and R.A. Dickey and dozens of All-Stars in the World Baseball Classic know the team to beat: two-time WBC winner Japan.
For some reason, the lords of Major League Baseball think the World Baseball Classic is important stuff. The negatives vastly outweigh the positives. But there’s no going back.
Pettitte knows he’ll be monitored closely by Yankees manager Joe Girardi. But the veteran starter has his eyes on some lofty goals — especially for a 40-year-old.
Ichiro Suzuki is looking forward to starting the baseball season the way he ended last season: as a member of the Yankees.
IBF heavyweight title contender Tomasz Adamek has been charged with driving while intoxicated after police said he crashed his car into a parked vehicle in Lake Placid.
R.A. Dickey will join forces with David Wright one more time as they team-up to take on the world at the 2013 World Baseball Classic in March.