Nerfherders wrote:I wasn't aware there was qualifying on TV. That's cool though.
The nationality rules are very lenient in WBC because they want to try to get American players onto as many teams as possible. I remember Piazza playing for Italy, for example.
Team Italy cracks me up:
"Hey Rizzo!! You wanna play in the World Baseball Classic?"
"Ummm, yeah, but our team is stacked."
"No, no. With Team Italy!! Your name sounds Italian. Waddya think?"
And where was Mickey Morandini? And Emilio Bonifacio?!?
As for France...they coulda had Andy Pettitte and Pedro Borbon!! Maybe next time.