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Sports

Christopher L. Gasper

Why isn’t WBC a hit in the US?

The final of the World Baseball Classic was played Tuesday night in San Francisco, the Dominican Republic beating Puerto Rico, 3-0. Two passionate fan bases made some noise at AT&T Park with Caribbean drumbeats, vociferous cheers, and melodic chants.

But the WBC has been the equivalent of background noise on the American sports scene this month. WBC might as well stand for Who Bleepin’ Cares in baseball’s birth country.

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