Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …World Baseball Classic


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When the World baseball Classic was first introduced I wasn’t a big fan of it, still not. But whether you are or not don’t tell the players it ‘s not legit or that it doesn’t matter.  It matters to them. Watch how they play with passion and pride and you see it matters. That’s not to say that there aren’t issues with this tournament, there is , managers and general managers hold their breath and hope their players don’t get hurt  or if they do they don’t miss any serious amount of time. But for the most part , they players do what they do best…play! They are playing hard and again with passion. There  those who don’t like the rules like Adrian Gonzalez who had no problem with voicing his displeasure:

He says he will never play in the WBC again: “It’s good to be the hell out of that tournament.” “They’re trying to be the World Cup. But they’re not even the Little League World Series.” His most stinging remarks he saved for the MLB brass…”You have no integrity. Everything you guys are doing is a bunch of BS.”

Again while some aren’t thrilled with the WBC , don’t tell everybody else that this tournament doesn’t matter …to the players around the world and in the classic…it matters.

 

Published by bklynboy59

Welcome to Smallthoughtsinasportsworld. We keep it fun and we keep interesting and informative. On Tuesdays we go back in time with Old School Tuesdays, on Thursdays we keep it fun by Smallthoughts Trivia Thursday and on Fridays ...it is Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week and Smallthoughts:Rave of the Week and we also post the answer from Smallthoughts:Trivia Thursday. I am a lifelong New York Mets, Knicks and Jets and Giants fan. I root hard for my teams and have rooted for them even when it wasn't and in some cases still isn't easy. I enjoy talking sports, and on here I get to write about it as well. I have my thoughts hence Small thoughts, we will not always agree, but respectfully speak about what we feel. I invite your comments and feedback as well. You can also follow me on twitter @bklynboy59 and facebook Jerry bklynboy Small

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