The Rocket

The WBC (World Baseball Classic) is fun to watch. It is a great way to start the baseball season and I love watching awesome players compete.

But it means absolutely nothing as far as who is the best team/country in baseball or has the best players in the world.

The best baseball teams will win 60% of the time (against .500 competition) over a 162 game season. With that said, the chances of a cruddy team beating a excellent team is not atypical.

Very unlikely that South Africa would beat Cuba but Korea, Japan, Dominican Republic, USA, Cuba, Mexico could all beat eachother on a given day. The Devil Rays beat up on the the Yankees for the first half of last season, it is the nature of the game.

So, fun to watch and good to further globalize the game but meaningless beyond that.

Go Red Sox!!