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2006 World Baseball Classic

The best baseball players on the planet will battle for supremacy at the 2006 World Baseball Classic. Find out more about this international professional baseball tournament right here.

2006 World Baseball Classic - What Is It?

The World Baseball Classic is an international baseball tournament that features many of the world's top baseball players competing for their home countries. The 16 teams in the tournament will be divided into four pools of four teams:

top two teams

2006 World Baseball Classic - When and Where?

The 2006 World Baseball Classic begins on March 3rd, 2006, with opening round robin games being played in Japan, Puerto Rico and the USA. The Championship Final Game will be played in San Diego on March 20th, 2006. All of the elimination playoff games will be broadcast on ESPN. For a complete television schedule of the 2006 World Baseball Classic, click here.

2006 World Baseball Classic - Teams To Watch

The 2006 World Baseball Classic will be a wide open tournament with several teams having a good chance of winning the Championship trophy. Here's a look at the top teams to watch and the professional players who are on their roster:

  • USA - The country where baseball was invented will feature a roster stocked with All-Stars, including Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Johnny Damon, Vernon Wells, Roger Clemens and Dontrelle Willis.
  • Dominican Republic - The number of players from the Dominican Republic starring in Major League Baseball has exploded over the past 10 years and the Dominicans have to be considered a favorite to win it all. The team's batting lineup will be a nightmare for opposing pitchers and will include superstars Vladimir Guerrero, Albert Pujols, David Ortiz, Miguel Tejada and Alfonso Soriano.
  • Venezuela - Venezuela's team doesn't have the bats of the Dominican Republic or the USA but its roster is packed with strong pitching including former Cy Young winner, Johan Santana, Freddy Garcia of the White Sox and teenage pitching sensation, Felix Hernandez.
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Who Will Win The World Baseball Classic?

  • USA.
  • Dominican Republic.
  • Venezuela.
  • Another country.

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unicornsrule626
"rainbowpoptart" wrote:I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise).competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionallyDoes cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes.pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too.Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has.It is a form of exercise and entertainment.It is a sport.Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything.Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy. very well said! I was a cheerleader for 2 years until  I aged out, but let ,e tell you, they were 2 of the best,sweaty and most fun years I have ever had
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rainbowpoptart
I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
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angelover4
CHEERLEADING IS LIKE DANCE GYMNASTICS MIXED TOGETHER WITH WORDS. AND DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ARE CONSIDERED SPORTS.
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angelover4
I BELIVE ITS A SPORT JUST LIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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angelover4
I BEL ITS A SPORT JUS TLIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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