Bobby Valentine is not the kind of guy to hold back his feelings. He never has been.

So it was no surprise when the manager of the Chiba Lotte Marines unloaded on the upcoming World Baseball Classic, an event being organized by Major League Baseball and the union for MLB players, at a recent meeting of the Foreign Sportswriters Association of Japan in Tokyo.

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