2013 WBC Tournament
Originally written by BWBarefoot
This was the subject of my first post, and now my latest.
The schedule is out for the 2013 World Baseball Classic. All 39 games will be shown on MLB Network in English. Once commentators' names are available, I will add them here.
All times are Eastern.
Pool A (Fukuoka, Japan) - Rich Waltz, Buck Martinez
*Mar. 2 - Japan vs. Brazil, 5 a.m.
*Mar. 2 - Cuba vs. Brazil, 10:30 p.m.
*Mar. 3 - China vs. Japan, 5 a.m.
*Mar. 4 - China vs. Cuba, 2:30 a.m.
*Mar. 5 - Brazil vs. China, 3 a.m.
*Mar. 6 - Japan vs. Cuba, 5 a.m.
Pool B (Taichung, Taiwan) - J.B. Long, Joe Magrane
*Mar. 1 - Australia vs. Chinese Taipei, 11:30 p.m.
*Mar. 2 - South Korea vs. Netherlands, 6:30 a.m.+
*Mar. 3 - Netherlands vs. Chinese Taipei, 1:30 a.m.
*Mar. 4 - South Korea vs. Australia, 5:30 a.m.
*Mar. 4 - Australia vs. Netherlands, 11:30 p.m.
*Mar. 5 - Chinese Taipei vs. South Korea, 6:30 a.m.
Pool C (San Juan, PR) - Gary Thorne, Jose Mota^
*Mar. 7 - Venezuela vs. Dominican Republic, 6:30 p.m.
*Mar. 8 - Spain vs. Puerto Rico, 5:30 p.m.
*Mar. 9 - Dominican Republic vs. Spain, 11 a.m.
*Mar. 9 - Puerto Rico vs. Venezuela, 5:30 p.m.
*Mar. 10 - Spain vs. Venezuela, 12:30 p.m.
*Mar. 10 - Dominican Republic vs. Puerto Rico, 7:30 p.m.
Pool D (Phoenix/Scottsdale) - Matt Vasgersian, Jim Kaat, Sam Ryan for all games except 3/7
*Mar. 7 - Italy vs. Mexico, 3 p.m. - Matt Yallof, Jeff Nelson
*Mar. 8 - Canada vs. Italy, 2 p.m.$
*Mar. 8 - Mexico vs. United States, 9 p.m.
*Mar. 9 - Canada vs. Mexico, 2:30 p.m.
*Mar. 9 - United States vs. Italy, 9 p.m.
*Mar. 10 - United States vs. Canada, 4 p.m.
Pool 1 (Tokyo, Japan) - Waltz, Martinez
*Mar. 7 - Netherlands vs. Cuba, 10 p.m.++
*Mar. 8 - Japan vs. Chinese Taipei, 5 a.m.++
*Mar. 9 - Chinese Taipei vs. Cuba, 5 a.m.
*Mar. 10 - Japan vs. Netherlands, 6 a.m.
*Mar. 11 - Netherlands vs. Cuba, 6 a.m.
*Mar. 12 - Netherlands vs. Japan, 6 a.m.
Pool 2 (Miami)
*Mar. 12 - Italy vs. Dominican Republic, 1 p.m. - Matt Vasgersian, John Smoltz, Heidi Watney
*Mar. 12 - Puerto Rico vs. United States, 8 p.m. - Vasgersian, Smoltz, Watney
*Mar. 13 - Puerto Rico vs. Italy, 7 p.m. - Vasgersian, Smoltz, Watney
*Mar. 14 - United States vs. Dominican Rep., 7 p.m. - Vasgersian, Tom Verducci, Watney**
*Mar. 15 - United States vs. Puerto Rico, 7 p.m. - Vasgersian, Harold Reynolds, Watney**
*Mar. 16 - Puerto Rico vs. Dominican Rep., 1 p.m. - Vasgersian, Reynolds, Verducci, Watney
*Mar. 17 - Puerto Rico vs. Japan, 9 p.m. - Vasgersian, Kaat, Verducci
*Mar. 18 - Netherlands vs. Dominican Republic, 9 p.m. - Vasgersian, Kaat, Verducci
*Mar. 19 - Dominican Republic vs. Puerto Rico, 8 p.m. - Bob Costas, Kaat, Verducci^^
+Tape delay broadcast after JPN vs. BRA (approx. 8 a.m.)
++Game schedule changed to fulfill start-time obligation for Japanese team
^Alanna Rizzo did interviews that aired on studio shows, but was not part of game broadcasts.
$Game site and time changed from 2:30 p.m. in Scottsdale, due to forecast of rain in Phoenix area
**The U.S. actually batted last in each game.
^^Game time changed from original 9 p.m. Also, Puerto Rico actually batted first.