WBC Workouts

» 18 February 2009 » In international baseball »

Two WBC-related videos to pass along… the first is Rakuten pitcher Masahiro Tanaka taking on Ichiro. Tanaka gets the better of him with a battery of breaking pitches.

And here’s a video of the whole team working out. The most notable thing about this clip is that there were, according to reports, over 40,000 people on hand to greet the team. I doubt that 40k people made it in to the stadium, but you can see that the whole infield lower deck and the rightfield bleachers are full. Keep in mind this is workout and not an actual game.

Also, here is a collection of pics from Sanspo.

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  1. Patrick
    19/02/2009 at 5:25 pm Permalink

    Yeah, the interest level has really surged thanks to the massive media coverage. I’m glad I got my hands on the crucial Sat-Sun games before the masses realized they were on sale 😛