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Postby Homeless » Mon Nov 10, 2003 9:35 pm

Major League baseball is planning to organise a World Cup in 2005.
Baseball's chief operating officer, Bob DuPuy, said he expected to be able to confirm the idea within 60 days.

"We're very optimistic that we can get it all accomplished and start a World Cup in the spring of 2005 - that's our current goal," said DuPuy.

The tournament would include between eight and 16 national teams and be played during March 2005 in between four and eight US stadiums.

Talks between Dupuy and players' union boss Donald Fehr have already begun.

"That's a goal we share, and with a reasonable amount of luck, I think we will get there," Fehr said.

Management and the union envisage the World Cup teams being comprised of top stars


So, who will win the final ? USA or Japan ;-D

Should I be giving more credit to Cuba? :-?
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Postby shortsavage » Mon Nov 10, 2003 9:43 pm

It all depends on how deep the U.S. digs into their professional baseball players.
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Postby Madison » Mon Nov 10, 2003 10:08 pm

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Postby Tribe-Fan » Mon Nov 10, 2003 10:15 pm

I think this is a stellar idea, although a lot of the great players (Pedro, Vlad, Ichiro, etc...) will play for their home countries. That will make it even better. I doubt we would have even 1 "dream team" type dominant year.

Plus with the players union and the commissioners office running the show, it's bound to be a huge success........which one of those silly little faces means sarcasm?
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Postby DK » Mon Nov 10, 2003 10:17 pm

Welcome to the Cafe' Homeless!

As for a World Cup, I think either Japan or the Dominican Republic.
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Postby mikcou » Mon Nov 10, 2003 11:47 pm

if the U.S. will actually send their major league players they have a very good shot at winning...
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Postby ramble2 » Tue Nov 11, 2003 12:17 am

Cool idea! I wonder how it will affect the season... :-?
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Nov 11, 2003 12:26 am

I'd have to go with the Dominican Republic. They would be stacked.
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Postby shortsavage » Tue Nov 11, 2003 12:46 am

eftda wrote:
ramble2 wrote:Cool idea! I wonder how it will affect the season... :-?



That is what I was thinking, I don't know how many players will risk getting hurt! 8-o

you think a guy like Manny will risk 16 mill to play for his country for no bling bling???


Hehe, nice post eftda. You covered the essence of my primary concern rather wholesomely ;-D .
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