You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe


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.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week