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Making the WBC even better

Updated: March 21, 2013, 10:50 AM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

At its best, and with enough years, the World Baseball Classic could grow into what the World Cup is for soccer, though hopefully without vuvuzelas.

At its worst, the WBC still is an enjoyable diversion from the long, tedious weeks of a far too lengthy spring training. The games are often fun (was that a plantain in Fernando Rodney's pants or was he just excited to reach the WBC finals?), usually dramatic, occasionally violent (the Mexico-Canada fight was more vicious than ...

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