Originally written January 17, 2013 on Burning River Baseball:
Since it's such a special event, Burning River Baseball will be covering the World Baseball Classic, especially following team USA as they look to win the tournament for the first time ever. We will also play particular interest in those players who are currently with (or have been with) the Cleveland Indians. In the qualifying rounds, the Indians had a lot of players who deserve one last mention even though their teams have been eliminated. Eric Berger played the ace for team Israel against Kieran Lovegrove and South Africa. In the European qualifier Martin Cervenka made the roster as a reserve catcher for the Czech Republic. Finally, in the South American qualifier, Paolo Espino and Giovanny Urshela starred for Panama and Colombia respectively. Yan Gomes was a huge part of the Brazilian qualifying team, but will not be playing in the big tournament as he pushes to win the back-up catcher role on the Indians in Spring Training. On to those actually in the tournament, Pu...
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