U.S. trounces Puerto Rico to capture first WBC crown

Baseball Mar 23, 2017

U.S. trounces Puerto Rico to capture first WBC crown

by Jason Coskrey

It will take time to determine whether the United States' first World Baseball Classic title was the spark needed to ignite greater interest in the tournament in the nation from which baseball originated, and, most importantly, from its biggest stars. Those answers will have to ...

Baseball Mar 21, 2017

Nomo to throw out first pitch at Japan-U.S. semifinal

Former Los Angeles Dodgers hurler Hideo Nomo will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Tuesday's World Baseball Classic semifinal between Japan and the United States at Dodger Stadium. His first big league manager, Tommy Lasorda, will catch the ceremonial pitch before Samurai Japan seeks ...

Players encouraged by growing interest in WBC

Baseball Mar 21, 2017

Players encouraged by growing interest in WBC

by Jason Coskrey

Adam Jones on Saturday night in San Diego made the catch heard 'round the World Baseball Classic when he leapt against the wall to rob Manny Machado of a home run. It also was heard around America, where, gradually, the Classic is gaining steam among ...

Dodgers beat Japan in WBC tune-up

Baseball Mar 20, 2017

Dodgers beat Japan in WBC tune-up

O'Koyea Dickson hit a two-run, walk-off double with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Los Angeles Dodgers came from behind to beat Japan 3-2 in an exhibition game on Sunday. After a Ginjiro Sumitani groundout in the fifth and a ...

Jansen excited to join Dutch team at WBC

Baseball Mar 20, 2017

Jansen excited to join Dutch team at WBC

by Jason Coskrey

Kenley Jansen was back in the stadium he's called home for his entire MLB career and preparing to go practice with players he's known for most of his life. The locker room took some getting used to though. Jansen has spent seven seasons pitching for the ...