Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Baseball, World Champion of Baseball, World Baseball Classic, Japan
In case you haven't heard, and apparently many in the United States have not, Japan is the World Champion of Baseball for the second time running. No, they did not win the World Series, they won the World Baseball Classic, and for the second time in as many tries the United States did not make it to the finals. If this were basketball the outcry in the United States would be deafening. In fact, there is no outcry.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Time for the US to get serious in the WBC" (2009). On Sport and Society. 802.