Originally Posted by Yachtzee
I think the WBC is a great idea, especially with the expanded field for qualifying. It raises baseball's visibility around the World. If baseball can catch on in countries beyond the core countries it's played in today, it will expand the talent pool and make the game better.
I was actually unaware of this until recently. Needless to say, some of the hats the WBC is selling in its online store are from nations not exactly known for their baseball prowess. (I'm looking at you, Great Britain)