Wednesday, June 9, 2010

World University Baseball Championship Schedule

Last September, I noted that the World University Baseball Championship would be held in Tokyo this summer. I wasn't sure at the time if I would be here, but the baseball gods have smiled on me and I will be back from the next road trip on July 27th, just two days before the tournament starts.

The schedule is out now and Canada is in the same group as the USA, Taiwan, and Sri Lanka, while Japan gets Cuba, Korea, and China. A round robin format is used for placement as all 8 teams will make the quarter-finals. Expect a Japan-USA final, which would be very exciting and a big draw here. I'll be checking out Canada's first round games against Taipei and the USA, as well as some of the playoff action.

I don't think team rosters have been set yet, but there may be some recent draftees here. Whatever the case, it promises to be an interesting tournament so check back for a whole bunch of posts in August.



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