2013 World Baseball Classic: March 2–19
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01-19-2013, 02:57 PM
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The US line-up is a joke and half the Pirates participating in this stupid thing weren't even born in the countries they're representing.
This tournament has a
ways to go before it's worth paying attention to.
If by "half," you mean Grilli and Taillon, then yes, but Taillon is a dual citizen because of his parents, so that's not exactly illegitimate.
Serious international baseball is essentially being started from scratch, so I don't know what you're expecting. Germany and Italy's teams in IIHF competitions were loaded with naturalized Canadians until shortly after the turn of the century. It shouldn't be shocking that the Italian baseball team has a similar problem.
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