Originally Posted by Chip R
1. I like it but I get why others don't. I think they believe it takes away from ST and an important player could get hurt. I know Cueto isn't playing but what if he blew out his arm giving it his all in the WBC for the DR when he could have been pacing himself in ST for the Reds? Most of these players are going to go all out for their country and they may not be ready to go all out.
2. It's still kind of new and I think a lot of people believe it's contrived. The U.S. doesn't have a natural superiority like it does in basketball so the media is less likely to be all U.S.A! U.S.A.
The physical toll that a pitcher would take on is certainly more than a position player, so I understand reservations about them. But, position players are gonna be playing games anyway.
I would expect the US media to eventually give as much coverage as the World Cup receives, but up to now what we're seeing is well below that.