U.S. needs a little more incentive

Originally Published: March 19, 2006
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

SAN DIEGO -- The biggest challenge the World Baseball Classic faces in this country is not spring training conflicts, indifferent major-leaguers or suspect umpiring. It's competing for attention with the NCAA basketball tournament.

This was especially the case here Saturday when the WBC went head to head with the tournament. While Cuba played the Dominican Republic and Korea played Japan in the WBC at Petco Park, Washington played Illinois and UCLA played Alabama in the NCAA tourney at San ...

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