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  • #16
    Looks like Taiwan will be training again this time in Australia:

    http://taiwanbaseball.blogspot.com/2...y-rundown.html

    I can't find it now, but I recall reading that the Taiwan national team played some of the Austrialian provincial Claxton Shield clubs in exhibition games in 2006 before the WBC. I'm not sure if they'll do that again.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Rally Monkey View Post
      Looks like Taiwan will be training again this time in Australia:

      http://taiwanbaseball.blogspot.com/2...y-rundown.html

      I can't find it now, but I recall reading that the Taiwan national team played some of the Austrialian provincial Claxton Shield clubs in exhibition games in 2006 before the WBC. I'm not sure if they'll do that again.
      In 2006 Taiwan and Australia played 8 games head to head and split them 4 to 4. All of the games were in Australia. Also, Taiwan played the Perth Heat twice.

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      • #18
        Late February-Early March (exact dates to be confirmed, but all games at Tokyo Dome)
        Japan vs Yomiuri Giants
        S. Korea vs Yomiuri Giants
        Taiwan vs Yomiuri Giants
        China vs Yomiuri Giants

        3/3
        Dominican Republic vs. Florida Marlins
        Panama vs. Atlanta Braves
        Canada vs. Toronto Blue Jays
        United States vs. New York Yankees
        Puerto Rico vs. Minnesota Twins
        Italy vs Washington Nationals
        Venezuela vs Detroit Tigers

        3/4
        Italy vs. Florida Marlins
        TBD vs. Seattle Mariners
        TBD vs. Philadelphia Phillies
        Dominican Republic vs. Baltimore Orioles
        United States vs. Toronto Blue Jays
        Puerto Rico vs. Tampa Bay Rays
        Panama vs Detroit Tigers

        3/5
        TBD vs. St. Louis Cardinals
        United States vs. Philadelphia Phillies
        TBD vs. Texas Rangers
        TBD vs. Oakland Athletics
        Australia vs. Milwaukee Brewers
        Canada vs. New York Yankees
        Puerto Rico vs. Boston Red Sox
        Venezuela vs. Atlanta Braves
        Netherlands vs. Minnesota Twins


        3/6
        Australia vs. Chicago White Sox

        3/11
        TBD vs. San Francisco Giants

        3/12
        TBD vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
        TBD vs. Chicago Cubs

        Unknown Date
        Netherlands vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
        Australia vs. Taiwan (Series)

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        • #19
          At today's WBC press conference in Las Vegas, they announced that the plan is to have every national team get in at least three warm-up games before the tournament starts.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Rally Monkey View Post
            At today's WBC press conference in Las Vegas, they announced that the plan is to have every national team get in at least three warm-up games before the tournament starts.
            Is that 3 warm-ups with MLB teams or just 3 warm-ups in general?

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            • #21
              Late February-Early March (exact dates to be confirmed, but all games at Tokyo Dome)
              Japan vs Yomiuri Giants
              S. Korea vs Yomiuri Giants
              Taiwan vs Yomiuri Giants
              China vs Yomiuri Giants

              3/3
              Dominican Republic vs. Florida Marlins
              Panama vs. Atlanta Braves
              Canada vs. Toronto Blue Jays
              United States vs. New York Yankees
              Puerto Rico vs. Minnesota Twins
              Italy vs Washington Nationals
              Venezuela vs Detroit Tigers
              Netherlands vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

              3/4
              Italy vs. Florida Marlins
              TBD vs. Seattle Mariners
              TBD vs. Philadelphia Phillies
              Dominican Republic vs. Baltimore Orioles
              United States vs. Toronto Blue Jays
              Puerto Rico vs. Tampa Bay Rays
              Panama vs Detroit Tigers

              3/5
              TBD vs. St. Louis Cardinals
              United States vs. Philadelphia Phillies
              TBD vs. Texas Rangers
              TBD vs. Oakland Athletics
              Australia vs. Milwaukee Brewers
              Canada vs. New York Yankees
              Puerto Rico vs. Boston Red Sox
              Venezuela vs. Atlanta Braves
              Netherlands vs. Minnesota Twins


              3/6
              Australia vs. Chicago White Sox

              3/11
              TBD vs. San Francisco Giants

              3/12
              TBD vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
              TBD vs. Chicago Cubs

              Unknown Date
              Australia vs. Taiwan (Series)

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              • #22
                It appears that the two teams that advance out of Pool A will once again get at least two exhibition games before they play Round 2.

                Late February-Early March (exact dates to be confirmed, but all games at Tokyo Dome)
                Japan vs. Yomiuri Giants
                S. Korea vs. Yomiuri Giants
                Taiwan vs. Yomiuri Giants
                China vs. Yomiuri Giants

                3/3
                Dominican Republic vs. Florida Marlins
                Panama vs. Atlanta Braves
                Canada vs. Toronto Blue Jays
                United States vs. New York Yankees
                Puerto Rico vs. Minnesota Twins
                Italy vs. Washington Nationals
                Venezuela vs. Detroit Tigers
                Netherlands vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

                3/4
                Italy vs. Florida Marlins
                TBD vs. Seattle Mariners
                TBD vs. Philadelphia Phillies
                Netherlands vs. Cincinnati Reds
                Dominican Republic vs. Baltimore Orioles
                United States vs. Toronto Blue Jays
                Puerto Rico vs. Tampa Bay Rays
                Panama vs Detroit Tigers
                Venezuela vs. Houston Astros

                3/5
                Dominican Republic vs. St. Louis Cardinals
                United States vs. Philadelphia Phillies
                TBD vs. Texas Rangers
                TBD vs. Oakland Athletics
                Australia vs. Milwaukee Brewers
                Canada vs. New York Yankees
                Puerto Rico vs. Boston Red Sox
                Venezuela vs. Atlanta Braves
                Netherlands vs. Minnesota Twins
                Panama vs. Houston Astros

                3/5
                Mexico vs. Colorado Rockies
                Australia vs. Milwaukee Brewers

                3/6
                Australia vs. Chicago White Sox

                3/11
                TBD vs. San Francisco Giants
                TBD vs. San Diego Padres

                3/12
                TBD vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
                TBD vs. Chicago Cubs

                Unknown Date
                Australia vs. Taiwan (Series)

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                • #23
                  As Rally Monkey pointed out, the plan is to have each national team play at least 3 exhibitions. There are a few teams with 3 exhibitions announced so far, and there are some without any. Here is a breakdown by team:

                  Australia
                  Australia has 2 games with MLB teams scheduled, and is planning on playing a series (in 2006 it was an 8 game series) with Taiwan. They appear to be training in Arizona before they head to Mexico City, so it is likely they will have another match-up with a Cactus League team.

                  3/5 Brewers
                  3/6 White Sox


                  Canada
                  So far Canada has 2 games scheduled. They will most likely play another one on the 4th.

                  3/3 Blue Jays
                  3/5 Yankees


                  China
                  China only has an exhibition scheduled with the Yomiuri Giants so far. I wouldn't be surprised if that stayed the same.

                  TBD Giants (NPB)

                  Cuba
                  We haven't heard anything out of Cuba yet. Perhaps they will play another 3 game series with Nicaragua?

                  Dominican Republic
                  The Dominican Republic is one of 6 teams who has 3 games announced.

                  3/3 Marlins
                  3/4 Orioles
                  3/5 Cardinals


                  Italy
                  Italy has 2 games scheduled against Grapefruit League opponents.

                  3/3 Nationals
                  3/4 Marlins


                  Japan
                  In 2006 Japan went on a minitour and played several exhibition games before the tournament. I would expect the same this time around.

                  TBD Giants (NPB)

                  Korea
                  Korea played the Lotte Giants twice before the tournament in '06. It's hard to say what they will do in '09.

                  TBD Giants (NPB)

                  Mexico
                  Mexico is continuing their relationship with the Rockies by playing an exhibition. I am wondering if they will be playing any other exhibitions with MLB teams, or if they will play some exhibitions in Mexico. This would be a good opportunity for MLB to send a Cactus League team down to Mexico to play a game or two with the Mexican National Team. I doubt that will happen though.

                  3/5 Rockies

                  Netherlands
                  Holland is another team that has 3 exhibition games with MLB teams. I'm wondering if they will play college teams again like they did in '06, or if they won't because of the added games against MLB teams.

                  3/3 Pirates
                  3/4 Reds
                  3/5 Twins


                  Panama
                  Panama also has 3 exhibition games with MLB teams announced.

                  3/3 Braves
                  3/4 Tigers
                  3/5 Astros


                  Puerto Rico
                  Puerto Rico will play 3 exhibition games against Grapefruit League teams. All 3 teams should provide solid competition.

                  3/3 Twins
                  3/4 Rays
                  3/5 Red Sox


                  South Africa
                  Interestingly enough, we haven't heard anything about South Africa. If they do play exhibition games (I'm sure they will) they will likely come against Cactus League opponents because they will be traveling to Mexico.

                  Taiwan
                  As mentioned eariler, Australia and Taiwan are planning to again play a series. Last time around Taiwan also played La New Bears and the Sinon Bulls in Taiwan. It should be interesting to see what they do this time around.

                  TBD Giants (NPB)

                  United States
                  The US will be playing 3 exhibitions against Grapefruit League teams.

                  3/3 Yankees
                  3/4 Blue Jays
                  3/5 Phillies


                  Venezuela
                  Venezeula will also be playing 3 exhibitions against Grapefruit League teams.

                  3/3 Tigers
                  3/4 Astros
                  3/5 Braves
                  Last edited by USA09; 12-12-2008, 10:28 AM.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by USA09 View Post
                    It appears that the two teams that advance out of Pool A will once again get at least two exhibition games before they play Round 2.

                    Late February-Early March (exact dates to be confirmed, but all games at Tokyo Dome)
                    Japan vs. Yomiuri Giants
                    S. Korea vs. Yomiuri Giants
                    Taiwan vs. Yomiuri Giants
                    China vs. Yomiuri Giants

                    3/3
                    Dominican Republic vs. Florida Marlins
                    Panama vs. Atlanta Braves
                    Canada vs. Toronto Blue Jays
                    United States vs. New York Yankees
                    Puerto Rico vs. Minnesota Twins
                    Italy vs. Washington Nationals
                    Venezuela vs. Detroit Tigers
                    Netherlands vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

                    3/4
                    Italy vs. Florida Marlins
                    TBD vs. Seattle Mariners
                    TBD vs. Philadelphia Phillies
                    Netherlands vs. Cincinnati Reds
                    Dominican Republic vs. Baltimore Orioles
                    United States vs. Toronto Blue Jays
                    Puerto Rico vs. Tampa Bay Rays
                    Panama vs Detroit Tigers
                    Venezuela vs. Houston Astros

                    3/5
                    Dominican Republic vs. St. Louis Cardinals
                    United States vs. Philadelphia Phillies
                    TBD vs. Texas Rangers
                    TBD vs. Oakland Athletics
                    Australia vs. Milwaukee Brewers
                    Canada vs. New York Yankees
                    Puerto Rico vs. Boston Red Sox
                    Venezuela vs. Atlanta Braves
                    Netherlands vs. Minnesota Twins
                    Panama vs. Houston Astros

                    3/5
                    Mexico vs. Colorado Rockies
                    Australia vs. Milwaukee Brewers

                    3/6
                    Australia vs. Chicago White Sox

                    3/11
                    TBD vs. San Francisco Giants
                    TBD vs. San Diego Padres

                    3/12
                    TBD vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
                    TBD vs. Chicago Cubs

                    Unknown Date
                    Australia vs. Taiwan (Series)
                    USA09, why do you have two entries for 3/5? The Oz-Milwaukee Brewers game is now there twice (see my highlights in red)....

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by ShawnC View Post
                      USA09, why do you have two entries for 3/5? The Oz-Milwaukee Brewers game is now there twice (see my highlights in red)....
                      Nice catch Shawn. My mistake.

                      Late February-Early March (exact dates to be confirmed, but all games at Tokyo Dome)
                      Japan vs. Yomiuri Giants
                      S. Korea vs. Yomiuri Giants
                      Taiwan vs. Yomiuri Giants
                      China vs. Yomiuri Giants

                      3/3
                      Dominican Republic vs. Florida Marlins
                      Panama vs. Atlanta Braves
                      Canada vs. Toronto Blue Jays
                      United States vs. New York Yankees
                      Puerto Rico vs. Minnesota Twins
                      Italy vs. Washington Nationals
                      Venezuela vs. Detroit Tigers
                      Netherlands vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

                      3/4
                      Italy vs. Florida Marlins
                      TBD vs. Seattle Mariners
                      TBD vs. Philadelphia Phillies
                      Netherlands vs. Cincinnati Reds
                      Dominican Republic vs. Baltimore Orioles
                      United States vs. Toronto Blue Jays
                      Puerto Rico vs. Tampa Bay Rays
                      Panama vs Detroit Tigers
                      Venezuela vs. Houston Astros

                      3/5
                      Dominican Republic vs. St. Louis Cardinals
                      United States vs. Philadelphia Phillies
                      TBD vs. Texas Rangers
                      TBD vs. Oakland Athletics
                      Australia vs. Milwaukee Brewers
                      Canada vs. New York Yankees
                      Puerto Rico vs. Boston Red Sox
                      Venezuela vs. Atlanta Braves
                      Netherlands vs. Minnesota Twins
                      Panama vs. Houston Astros
                      Mexico vs. Colorado Rockies

                      3/6
                      Australia vs. Chicago White Sox

                      3/11
                      TBD vs. San Francisco Giants
                      TBD vs. San Diego Padres

                      3/12
                      TBD vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
                      TBD vs. Chicago Cubs

                      Unknown Date
                      Australia vs. Taiwan (Series)

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                      • #26
                        Nice job. This is the best World Baseball Classic resource on the web.

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                        • #27
                          It's kind of interesting to see Mexico play two games with the Diamondbacks.

                          Late February-Early March (exact dates to be confirmed, but all games at Tokyo Dome)
                          Japan vs. Yomiuri Giants
                          S. Korea vs. Yomiuri Giants
                          Taiwan vs. Yomiuri Giants
                          China vs. Yomiuri Giants

                          3/3
                          Dominican Republic vs. Florida Marlins
                          Panama vs. Atlanta Braves
                          Canada vs. Toronto Blue Jays
                          United States vs. New York Yankees
                          Puerto Rico vs. Minnesota Twins
                          Italy vs. Washington Nationals
                          Venezuela vs. Detroit Tigers
                          Netherlands vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

                          3/4
                          Italy vs. Florida Marlins
                          Australia vs. Seattle Mariners
                          Canada vs. Philadelphia Phillies
                          Netherlands vs. Cincinnati Reds
                          Dominican Republic vs. Baltimore Orioles
                          United States vs. Toronto Blue Jays
                          Puerto Rico vs. Tampa Bay Rays
                          Panama vs Detroit Tigers
                          Venezuela vs. Houston Astros
                          South Africa vs. Los Angeles Angels
                          Mexico vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

                          3/5
                          Dominican Republic vs. St. Louis Cardinals
                          United States vs. Philadelphia Phillies
                          TBD vs. Texas Rangers
                          Australia vs. Milwaukee Brewers
                          Canada vs. New York Yankees
                          Puerto Rico vs. Boston Red Sox
                          Venezuela vs. Atlanta Braves
                          Netherlands vs. Minnesota Twins
                          Panama vs. Houston Astros
                          Mexico vs. Colorado Rockies
                          Italy vs. New York Mets
                          South Africa vs. Oakland Athletics

                          3/6
                          Australia vs. Chicago White Sox
                          Mexico vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

                          3/11
                          TBD vs. San Francisco Giants
                          TBD vs. San Diego Padres

                          3/12
                          TBD vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
                          TBD vs. Chicago Cubs

                          Unknown Date
                          Australia vs. Taiwan (Series)

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                          • #28
                            This is the final schedule:

                            Tuesday, March 3
                            Dominican Republic vs. Florida @ Jupiter
                            Italy vs. Washington @ Viera
                            Panama vs. Atlanta @ Disney
                            Venezuela vs. Detroit @ Lakeland
                            USA vs. New York Yankees @ Tampa
                            Canada vs. Toronto @ Dunedin
                            Netherlands vs. Pittsburgh @ Bradenton
                            Puerto Rico vs. Minnesota @ Lee County

                            Wednesday, March 4
                            Dominican Republic vs. Baltimore @ Ft. Lauderdale
                            Italy vs. Florida @ Jupiter
                            Venezuela vs. Houston @ Kissimmee
                            Panama vs. Detroit @ Lakeland
                            Canada vs. Philadelphia @ Clearwater
                            USA vs. Toronto @ Dunedin
                            Netherlands vs. Cincinnati @ Sarasota (6:05 p.m.)
                            Puerto Rico vs. Tampa Bay @ Port Charlotte
                            Mexico vs. Arizona @ Tucson (5:05 p.m.)
                            South Africa vs. LA Angels @ Tempe
                            Australia vs. Seattle @ Peoria (n)

                            Thursday, March 5
                            Dominican Republic vs. St. Louis @ Jupiter (2:05 p.m.)
                            Italy vs. New York Mets @ Port St. Lucie
                            Panama vs. Houston @ Kissimmee
                            Venezuela vs. Atlanta @ Disney (2:05 p.m.)
                            Washington vs. Detroit @ Lakeland
                            Canada vs. New York Yankees @ Tampa
                            USA vs. Philadelphia @ Clearwater (12:05 p.m.)
                            Puerto Rico vs. Boston @ Ft. Myers (12:05 p.m.)
                            Netherlands vs. Minnesota @ Lee County (2:05 p.m.)
                            Mexico vs. Colorado @ Tucson
                            South Africa vs. Oakland (ss) @ Phoenix
                            Australia vs. Milwaukee @ Maryvale

                            Friday, March 6
                            Mexico vs. Arizona @ Tucson
                            Australia vs. Chicago White Sox @ Glendale

                            Wednesday, March 11
                            Asia A vs. San Francisco @ Scottsdale
                            Asia B vs. San Diego @ Peoria (n)

                            Thursday, March 12
                            Asia A vs. Chicago Cubs @ Mesa
                            Asia B vs. LA Dodgers @ Glendale

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                            • #29
                              Thanks for the info Roger on which Asia team will be playing who for the MLB exhibition games on the 11th and 12th.

                              Late February-Early March (exact dates to be confirmed, but all games at Tokyo Dome)
                              Japan vs. Yomiuri Giants
                              S. Korea vs. Yomiuri Giants
                              Taiwan vs. Yomiuri Giants
                              China vs. Yomiuri Giants

                              Tuesday, March 3rd
                              Dominican Republic vs. Florida Marlins
                              Panama vs. Atlanta Braves
                              Canada vs. Toronto Blue Jays
                              United States vs. New York Yankees
                              Puerto Rico vs. Minnesota Twins
                              Italy vs. Washington Nationals
                              Venezuela vs. Detroit Tigers
                              Netherlands vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

                              Wednesday, March 4th
                              Italy vs. Florida Marlins
                              Australia vs. Seattle Mariners
                              Canada vs. Philadelphia Phillies
                              Netherlands vs. Cincinnati Reds
                              Dominican Republic vs. Baltimore Orioles
                              United States vs. Toronto Blue Jays
                              Puerto Rico vs. Tampa Bay Rays
                              Panama vs Detroit Tigers
                              Venezuela vs. Houston Astros
                              South Africa vs. Los Angeles Angels
                              Mexico vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

                              Thursday, March 5th
                              Dominican Republic vs. St. Louis Cardinals
                              United States vs. Philadelphia Phillies
                              Australia vs. Milwaukee Brewers
                              Canada vs. New York Yankees
                              Puerto Rico vs. Boston Red Sox
                              Venezuela vs. Atlanta Braves
                              Netherlands vs. Minnesota Twins
                              Panama vs. Houston Astros
                              Mexico vs. Colorado Rockies
                              Italy vs. New York Mets
                              South Africa vs. Oakland Athletics

                              Friday, March 6th
                              Australia vs. Chicago White Sox
                              Mexico vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

                              Wednesday, March 11th
                              Asia A vs. San Francisco Giants
                              Asia B vs. San Diego Padres


                              Thursday, March 12th
                              Asia B vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
                              Asia A vs. Chicago Cubs


                              Unknown Date
                              Australia vs. Taiwan (Series)

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                              • #30
                                Unknown Date
                                Australia vs. Taiwan (Series)

                                Feb. 7 Arrival into Perth (arrive at about midnight)
                                Feb. 8 Practice
                                Feb. 9 Practice
                                Feb. 10 Game v Perth
                                Feb. 11 Game v Perth
                                Feb. 12 Game v Perth
                                Feb. 13 Game v Perth
                                Feb. 14 Game v Perth
                                Feb. 15 Transfer to Melbourne (13:30 depart and arrive 19:00)
                                Feb. 16 Game Vs. Victoria
                                Feb. 17 Game VS. Victoria
                                Feb. 18 Game VS. Victoria
                                Feb. 19 Game VS. Victoria (Afternoon game)
                                Feb. 20 Departure back to Taiwan (08:50 Am flight)

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