A classic case of bad timing

McNeal, Stan
January 2006
Sporting News;1/13/2006, Vol. 230 Issue 2, p58
The article presents the author's views on the baseball tournament World Baseball Classic in the U.S. A competition between the best baseball players on the planet to determine a true world champion is a wonderful idea. There is only one problem, regarding the timing of the event. No one has figured out a three-week stretch that really works. Team USA manager Buck Martinez says the best time would be around the All-Star break, but shutting down as the NHL does during the Winter Olympics would cost MLB a lot of revenue. Another option would be after the World Series, but the player burnout factor would be too high.


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