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Rise and Phight: 2/22/23

WBC mania is just around the bend

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2022 World Baseball Classic Qualifier Game One: New Zealand v. Brazil Photo by Tito Herrera/WBCI/MLB Photos via Getty Images

I didn’t really realize that the World Baseball Classic is sneaking up on us, starting in earnest in two weeks. What started out as an every three year event has been dormant for the past six thanks to the pandemic, but it kicks into high gear soon enough.

Trivia: who was the first MVP of the WBC? Your hint - he was also the MVP of the second iteration of the tournament.

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