Back when I blogged about baseball more, I loved to write about the WBC. Because it was a much different view of the game that I loved. Emma Span, at Sports on Earth, seems to share some of that same wonder.

I’ve been to two WBC games both between South Korea and Japan. In 2006, South Korea beat Japan in Anaheim to win its group and move on to the semifinals (Japan would advance as the 2nd place team and win the tournament). In 2009, Japan needed 10 innings to beat South Korea at Dodger Stadium in one of the most enjoyable experiences at a baseball game ever.