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2011 Baseball World Cup

Oct 07, 2011

Is your favorite baseball team out of the race for the World Series? Not to worry … you can tune into the Baseball World Cup and cheer on your home country! Down in the Caribbean, Panama is hosting 16 national baseball teams in the 39th Baseball World Cup.

Cuba's Cup

Cuban CurveballCourtesy of the IBAF

The Cubans are the team to beat at the Baseball World Cup. They have won the Baseball World Cup 25 times and they are always the favorite to win every year. So far this year they are 4-0 in round robin play. Canada is also 4-0!

American Agitators

Current Champs!Courtesy of the IBAF

Even though most of the great American baseball players are playing in the MLB, team USA is still a contender at the Baseball World Cup. In fact, they have won the last two World Cups !

Here is a list of all the countries in the 2011 tournament:

  • Canada
  • China
  • Greece
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • Panama
  • Puerto Rico
  • USA
  • Australia
  • Cuba
  • Dominican Republic
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Nicaragua
  • South Korea
  • Venezuela

Missing in Action

Cricket or Baseball?Courtesy of www.abbotsfordtoday.ca

Can you believe that there are no teams from Africa and the Middle East in the tourney? Countries like India, Iran, South Africa and Cameroon play cricket very seriously and they probably would be really good at baseball since the two games are very similar. Someone get on the phone with these Continents and invite them to the Baseball World Cup … isn’t that what the “World” Cup is about???

Don't Forget the Final

Are interested in catching the final? The Baseball World Cup final is set to play on October 15th, 2011. You can catch it on TV or try to get your mom and dad to send you down to Panama for the week. The weather is nice and sunny!

Have Your Say!

Who are you cheering for in the World Cup of Baseball? Make sure to comment down below to let us know whom you support!

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