Wednesday, November 26, 2014

2014 National Baseball Championship, WBC Update

I just recently found out about this 2014 National Baseball Championship (2014年全国棒球冠军杯赛), which starts November 26th to December 3rd. Like usual, there aren't any coverage at all, and the only info I found was from Baidu forums. The tournament will be among seven teams: Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Guangdong, Henan, Jiangsu and Sichuan. I'm not sure how single round robin works with seven teams, but that's going to be the format. Also, the venue will be at Guangzhou Olympic Sports Center. Here's the schedule of the tournament!

Date
Game
Match
Time
11/26/14


1
Henan --- Beijing
9:00 AM
2
Sichuan --- Jiangsu
1:30 PM
3
Shanghai --- Guangdong
6:00 PM
11/27/14


4
Tianjin --- Henan
9:00 AM
5
Shanghai --- Beijing
1:30 PM
6
Guangdong --- Jiangsu
6:00 PM
11/28/14


7
Sichuan --- Tianjin
9:00 AM
8
Jiangsu --- Beijing
1:30 PM
9
Henan --- Shanghai
6:00 PM
11/29/14


10
Guangdong --- Sichuan
9:00 AM
11
Jiangsu --- Henan
1:30 PM
12
Shanghai --- Tianjin
6:00 PM
12/1/14


13
Jiangsu --- Shanghai
9:00 AM
14
Guangdong --- Tianjin
1:30 PM
15
Beijing --- Sichuan
6:00 PM
12/2/14


16
Jiangsu --- Tianjin
9:00 AM
17
Henan --- Sichuan
1:30 PM
18
Beijing --- Guangdong
6:00 PM
12/3/14


19
Sichuan --- Shanghai
9:00 AM
20
Henan --- Guangdong
1:30 PM
21
Beijing --- Tianjin
6:00 PM

Anyway, I won't be updating the scores like CBL. I'll just post about the winner when the time comes. 

In other news, Robert Manfred, the new commissioner of MLB, spoke about the possibility of adding more teams in the qualifying round in WBC. You can read the interview here, which also talks about a possible 2016 opening day in Japan. I'm all for adding more countries, but MLB has to do a better job in marketing the WBC. They need to get Mike Trout, Bryce Harper or Clayton Kershaw to play for Team USA to make it matter for Americans!

That's it for today, Happy Thanksgiving again and enjoy the holiday!

Update 12/5:
Sorry for the lack of update. I will be back very soon! If you're interested in finding out the results to the National Baseball Championship, this thread here provides a bit of a summary. It's the only thing I could find. Hope you all enjoy the weekend and think about baseball 24/7!

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