I've been excited about the World Baseball Classic for a little while now. It's scheduled to start in March, but I still haven't seen a whole lot about it. Sure, a lot of players have expressed interest in participating, but the thing's only three months away. We've only just got the teams finalized. Cuba was up in the air as of a week ago, but have recently expressed their commitment.
Chris Jenkins at the UT touches on this:
I mean, NBC took a chance on the XFL for crying out loud. They couldn't give this a shot?
So the thing's three months away. People in the city where the championship game is going to be played have barely heard of this thing. There are no TV rights. The press conference that's going to be enlightening us is happening at some undisclosed time the near future.
And to top that off, this is the picture that they have adorning the official site...
Are they trying to scare people away?