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The Stark Plan will give WBC big boost

Holding WBC semis and finals during July's All-Star week would produce great theater

Originally Published: March 20, 2009
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- I stood with a longtime baseball man this week, watching what passes these days for who's-No.-94-out-there spring-training baseball. Our conversation turned to the World Baseball Classic.

It's an event we both love. Too bad we sometimes feel like the only people in America who love it.

"The idea is great," he said. "The way we're doing it is not so great."

I bet I've had some version of that conversation with 50 people this spring. Every one of us ...

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