Originally Posted by SC Reds Fans
I'm pretty stoked to watch this. IMO, though, baseball would be better served to have this in the offseason, late Oct. Just seems silly to do this during ST when most players are just trying to get into form....
I've heard a lot of people say this as it relates to the injury factor, but I actually think the opposite. I think players would be waaay more susceptible to injury if they played at the end of a draining six-month season (or even seven for the postseason players, many of whom would presumably be playing in the WBC) when they're normally used to giving their bodies a break. Spring training time they're rested up and out there playing baseball anyway and can get hurt there too. Eh, there's really just no good time to have it. I'm excited for it too though, I think it's amazingly great that random dudes from the Netherlands who usually probably have to pay people for the chance to talk about baseball are now getting to play alongside the best players in the world.