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Japan to participate in 2013 WBC

Japan will field a team in the 2013 World Baseball Classic after player reps and Major League Baseball officials agreed on a new revenue split. The issue: Japanese players wanted more of the proceeds of the tourney. In the past MLB has collected all revenues and distributed them to participating team; Japanese players had received […]

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The Week That Was: August 5

The World Baseball Classic, El Paso, new Yankee Stadium and the future of the Tampa Bay Rays were on the minds of Ballpark Digest readers this week. The most popular stories on Ballpark Digest, as measured by page views. Israel preps for WBC PCL approves El Paso purchase of T-Padres New Yankee Stadium less intimidating? […]

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Israel preps for WBC

The United States, Japan and the Latin American countries will receive the most attention in the 2013 World Baseball Classic, but some of the better stories will come from the lesser-known teams — as exemplified by Shlomo Lipetz. Lipetz is a legend in Israeli baseball circles, a 33-year-old member of the Israeli National Baseball team and a […]

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