Puerto Rico Eliminates Defending Champ Japan In WBC Semifinal At AT&T ParkEven with a roster devoid of major leaguers and a mere six months to prepare his club, Japan manager Koji Yamamoto still felt immense pressure to continue his country’s dominance in the World Baseball Classic.
Fans Pack AT&T Park For World Baseball ClassicTens of thousands of baseball fans from around the world filled AT&T Park in San Francisco Sunday for the first semi-final round of the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
KCBS Sports Fans: A Classic In Name OnlyBaseball commissioner Bud Selig's bombast to the contrary, the World Baseball Classic is little more than a transparent attempt to add some hype to the normally-lazy days of spring training (and you'll note, I refuse to use the capital letters--Spring Training--that baseball has adopted in yet another effort to aggrandize itself).

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