MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Men's Baseball Team is in the thick of preparations for their first foray in the World Baseball Classic to be held in Taiwan next week.
The World Baseball Classic is considered to be the "World Cup" of baseball, and the Philippines will be bringing with them the confidence and experience from being champions in the Southeast Asian Games and the East Asia Games.
The Philippine team will be bolstered for the first time by the best Filipino-American players in the world playing in the United States major and minor leagues.
There will be a total of 11 Filipino-Americans, one Filipino-Japanese and 16 homegrown Filipinos in the squad. -- Mornings @ ANC, November 8, 2012