Your Full World Baseball Classic Schedule

Thursday, February 19, 2009


I was a little bit jumpy with the whole announcer thing yesterday involving the WBC. Yesterday's list was actually just the World feed list of broadcasters, while the full set of games, that will be airing on the MLB-N and ESPN, is below. While Gary Thorne and Rick Sutcliffe won't be destroying our brains (Congratulations, World!), we will be getting our first look and listen at ESPN's new Sunday Night Baseball Crew. That's right....it's Morgan, Miller and Phillips!!!

ROUND ONE (March 5th - March 12th)

Pool A (Tokyo, Japan) - China, Chinese Taipei, Japan, Korea

March 5th- Game 1: China vs. Japan (ESPN2, 4:30am)
Announcers: Jon Sciambi, Orestes Destrade
March 6th- Game 2: Chinese Tapei vs. Korea (ESPN2, 4:30am)
Announcers: Jon Sciambi, Orestes Destrade
March 6th- Game 3: Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser (ESPN2, 10:30pm)
Announcers: Jon Sciambi, Orestes Destrade
March 7th- Game 4: Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner (ESPN2, 5am)
Announcers: Jon Sciambi, Orestes Destrade
March 8th- Game 5: Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Loser (ESPN2, 5:30am)
Announcers: Jon Sciambi, Orestes Destrade
March 9th- Game 6: Game 4 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner (ESPN2, 5:30am)
Announcers: Jon Sciambi, Orestes Destrade

Pool B (Mexico City, Mexico)- Australia, Cuba, Mexico, South Africa

March 8th- Game 1: South Africa vs. Cuba (MLB-N, 2pm)
Announcers: Charley Steiner and Jose Mota (World Feed)
March 8th- Game 2: Australia vs. Mexico (MLB-N, 9pm)
Announcers: Charley Steiner and Jose Mota (World Feed)
March 9th- Game 3: Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser (MLB-N, 10pm)
Announcers: Charley Steiner and Jose Mota (World Feed)
March 10th- Game 4: Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner (MLB-N, 10pm)
Announcers: Charley Steiner and Jose Mota (World Feed)
March 11th- Game 5: Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Loser (MLB-N, 10pm)
Announcers: Charley Steiner and Jose Mota (World Feed)
March 12th- Game 6: Game 4 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner (MLB-N, 9pm)
Announcers: Charley Steiner and Jose Mota (World Feed)

Pool C (Toronto, Canada)- Canada, Italy, United States, Mexico

March 7th- Game 1: United States vs. Canada (ESPN, 2pm)
Announcers: Dave O’Brien, Rick Sutcliffe
March 7th- Game 2: Italy vs. Venezuela (MLB-N, 9pm)
Announcers: Victor Rojas, Joe Magrane
March 8th- Game 3: Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser (ESPN, 10pm)
Announcers: Dave O’Brien, Rick Sutcliffe
March 9th- Game 4: Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner (MLB-N, 10pm)
Announcers: Victor Rojas, Joe Magrane
March 10th- Game 5: Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Loser (ESPN2, 10pm)
Announcers: Dave O’Brien, Rick Sutcliffe
March 11th- Game 6: Game 4 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner (MLB-N, 9pm)
Announcers: Victor Rojas, Joe Magrane

Pool D (San Juan, Puerto Rico)- Dominican Republic, Netherlands, Panama, Puerto Rico

March 7th- Game 1: Netherlands vs. Dominican Republic (ESPN2, 2pm)
Announcers: Gary Thorne, Steve Phillips, Pedro Gomez
March 7th- Game 2: Panama vs. Puerto Rico (ESPN, 9pm)
Announcers: Gary Thorne, Steve Phillips, Pedro Gomez
March 8th- Game 3: Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser (ESPN, 10pm)
Announcers: Gary Thorne, Steve Phillips, Pedro Gomez
March 9th- Game 4: Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner (MLB-N, 10pm)
Announcers: Rich Waltz, Jim Kaat (World Feed)
March 10th- Game 5: Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Loser (MLB-N, 10pm)
Announcers: Rich Waltz, Jim Kaat (World Feed)
March 11th- Game 6: Game 4 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner (ESPN2, 9pm)
Announcers: Gary Thorne, Steve Phillips, Pedro Gomez

ROUND TWO (March 14th - March 19th)

Pool 1 (San Diego, California)- Pool A Winner, Pool B Winner, Pool A Runner-up, Pool B Runner-up

March 15th- Game 1: Pool A Runner-up vs. Pool B Winner (ESPN2, 4pm)
Announcers: Gary Thorne, Steve Phillips, Orel Hershiser
March 15th- Game 2: Pool B Runner-up vs. Pool A Winner (ESPN2, 11pm)
Announcers: Gary Thorne, Steve Phillips, Orel Hershiser
March 16th- Game 3: Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser (ESPN2, 11pm)
Announcers: Dan Shulman, Steve Phillips, Orel Hershiser
March 17th- Game 4: Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner (MLB-N, 11pm)
Announcers: Gary Thorne, Jose Mota (World Feed)
March 18th- Game 5: Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Loser (ESPN2, 11pm)
Announcers: Dan Shulman, Steve Phillips, Orel Hershiser
March 19th- Game 6: Game 4 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner (ESPN, 9pm)
Announcers: Dan Shulman, Steve Phillips, Orel Hershiser

Pool 2 (Miami, Florida)- Pool C Winner, Pool D Winner, Pool C Runner-up, Pool D Runner-up

March 14th- Game 1: Pool C Winner vs. Pool D Runner-up (MLB-N, 1pm)
Announcers: Matt Vasgersian, Harold Reynolds
March 14th- Game 2: Pool C Runner-up vs. Pool D Winner (MLB-N, 8pm)
Announcers: Matt Vasgersian, Harold Reynolds
March 15th- Game 3: Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser (ESPN2, 7:30pm)
Announcers: Dave O’Brien, Rick Sutcliffe
March 16th- Game 4: Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner (ESPN, 8pm)
Announcers: Dave O’Brien, Rick Sutcliffe
March 17th- Game 5: Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Loser (MLB-N, 7pm)
Announcers: Matt Vasgersian, Harold Reynolds
March 18th- Game 6: Game 4 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner (MLB-N, 7pm)
Announcers: Matt Vasgersian, Harold Reynolds

FINALS (March 21 - March 24)

Los Angeles, California- Pool 1 Winner, Pool 2 Winner, Pool 1 Runner-up, Pool 2 Runner-up

March 21st- Semifinal 1: Pool 1 Runner-up vs. Pool 2 Winner (ESPN, 9pm)
March 22nd- Semifinal 2: Pool 1 Winner vs. Pool 2 Runner-up (ESPN, 8pm)
March 23rd- Finals: SF Winner 1 vs. SF Winner 2 (ESPN, 9:30pm)
Announcers: Jon Miller, Joe Morgan, Steve Phillips

12 Comments:

Are those times right? Why are the games starting at 10pm in Toronto??

And, actually, why are they starting at 11pm in San Diego? MLB couldn't get TV coverage in primetime? They OWN their own network!

Ed James said...
Feb 19, 2009, 4:59:00 PM  

Gary Thorne + Rick Sutcliffe >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Joe Morgan + Jon Miller

JFreak said...
Feb 19, 2009, 5:01:00 PM  

I don't get the MLB-N on my system, and I'm not thrilled with having to watch/listen to Tweedledum and Tweedledummer. I do get ESPN Deportes, though(I was able to watch several Winter ball games from the D.R., Venezuela, and Mexico over the last couple of months), so maybe they'll have a couple of crews. I don't speak Spanish, but it's a hell of a lot better than the alternative.

Unholy_Diver said...
Feb 19, 2009, 5:04:00 PM  

Do people actually care about the WBC?

Tim said...
Feb 19, 2009, 5:09:00 PM  

Kinda odd to let O'Brien and not Shulman to the games in Canada.


I can't stand Dave O'Brien for anything he does after he ruined the soccer World Cup for me.

SSReporters said...
Feb 19, 2009, 5:19:00 PM  

I was very surprised to see that Miller, Morgan, and Phillips were not on the announcing lineup. Becasue you would've thought ESPN would have their new Sunday Night Baseball team doing the finlas for the WBC. But now it looks like they are.

sportsfan25 said...
Feb 19, 2009, 5:20:00 PM  

Please take that picture down. It's too frightening.

GMoney said...
Feb 19, 2009, 5:42:00 PM  

Pool B (Mexico City, Mexico)- Australia, Cuba, Mexico, South Africa
Pool C (Toronto, Canada)- Canada, Italy, United States, Mexico


Sorry to disappoint all of the Mexicans and/or Mexican supporters, but tragically there's a typo. Pool B is correct, however, Pool C is not Canada Italy, the U.S., and Mexico. It's Canada, Italy, Unites States, and Venezuela

JFein said...
Feb 19, 2009, 5:48:00 PM  

Two things. Venezuela and Mexico are distinct countries and Gary Thorne is better than 90% of the announcers posted...no need to pick on anyone else with Joe Morgan and Steve Phillips around!

rk said...
Feb 19, 2009, 5:59:00 PM  

I imagine the 11PM games in pool 1 are due to half of those teams being from Asia. America isn't the only country watching this, remember.

The Fatties said...
Feb 20, 2009, 11:25:00 AM  

Is it just me, or is this format awful? Teams who advance to Game 6 in their pool are automatically advancing to the next round. Why even play the game? Seeding? Not important for their is no actual home field to be won since it is chosen already.

Selig comes up lame again!!

shacky316 said...
Feb 20, 2009, 1:53:00 PM  

It's still baseball, so at least you get last bats and to wear your white unis. It isn't totally irrelevant!

Secor314 said...
Feb 20, 2009, 8:00:00 PM  

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