Enough with this awful, terrible, horrible, no-good tournament known as the World Baseball Classic. Make it right and we’ll be all-in.

When international competition is cooking, nothing comes close. February of 2010 is a perfect case and point.

World class athletes skated for both Canada and the United States of America. The speed was insane, physicality maxed out and tension at all all-time high.

This is what we witnessed for three-plus grueling periods during the gold medal game that Sidney Crosby capped off in dramatic fashion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7DeQbTzPE8

Vancouver was “lit,” and “lit” is what hockey received for doing things the right way.

Seven years and one month later, Major League Baseball continues to be anything but “lit” when it comes to its international attitude.¬†

On Saturday night, the Dominican Republic stunned the United States of America with a 5-0 comeback victory in the 9th-inning. Former New York Yankees closer Andrew Miller turned out to be a major goat, blowing the save against, probably, the best lineup in the tournament.

It was a very exciting baseball game.

But who the hell cares?

The game means nothing and is further thrown down the toilet thanks to the ridiculous rules and circumstances put in place by the powers that be.

Join us as we examine why, despite tremendous potential, this tournament is a complete fraud. We’ll first bash it, point out the few positives it brings to the table during the current time and then provide Rob Manfred and baseball the keys to how to fix the damn thing and make it as good as the hockey Olympics.


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Founder of Elite Sports NY — Formerly of FanSided — Jets, Rangers, Knicks, Yankees, Mets, Giants — Former strong safety, point guard, and 400-meter hustler. Has interviewed the likes of Rob Dyrdek, Michael Waltrip, and Dominique Wilkins and has seen his work shared by major publications such as Bleacher Report, Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, Yahoo Sports, and Yardbarker.

Born as a New York Sports Fan, something unexplainable in his blood that’ll never be shaken. Remembers the Kevin Maas days, the Yankees on MSG, the Bruce Coslet era, and the Spring of ’94.

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