The USA team features Kevin Youkilis, Derek Jeter, Chipper Jones, Brian McCann, Adam Dunn and a host of other MLB stars. Yesterday they beat Canada 6-5 in a nail-biter after losing to Canada in 2006. As I write this, they're beating Venezuela 8-3; if that holds, the USA is going to round 2, where Japan has already clinched a spot. If you consider yourself a baseball fan or an American, you have no excuse not to watch this series. Sure there's March Madness, but with the 'Hoos out of it, what's the point? Oh yeah, and I think there might be one other Virginia team that likely won't be making an appearance...maybe from the Blacksburg area...anyway, watch the World Baseball Classic. You won't be disappointed.
The games are on ESPN, ESPN2 and the MLB network.