World Baseball Classic Preview: Italy
Italy World Baseball Classic Players
Italy comes into the 2013 World Baseball Classic with the challenge of having to face three teams in their opening pool with a heavy presence of Major League Baseball talent – the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Italy themselves does have some MLB players, most notably the up and coming first baseman for the Chicago Cubs, Anthony Rizzo.
Led by Marco Mazzieri as the manager and having Mike Piazza on the coaching staff, Italy will play in Pool D along with the United States, Italy and Canada. Their first round game action will take place on March 7 versus Mexico, March 8 versus Canada and March 9 versus the United States. All games will take place at Chase Field.
Italy World Baseball Classic Roster
Tiago Da Silva
World Baseball Classic Tickets
World Baseball Classic Qualifiers Pool 1 - Day 1 PassKino Veterans Memorial Stadium · Tucson, AZ
World Baseball Classic Qualifiers Pool 1 - Day 2 PassKino Veterans Memorial Stadium · Tucson, AZ
World Baseball Classic Qualifiers Pool 1 - Day 3Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium · Tucson, AZ
World Baseball Classic Ticket Prices
Below is a list of ticket prices for the American based games of the WBC.
|City||State||Venue Name||Date||Avg. Price|
|San Francisco||CA||AT&T Park||3/17/2013||$77.63|
|San Francisco||CA||AT&T Park||3/18/2013||$100.40|
|San Francisco||CA||AT&T Park||3/19/2013||$143.39|
World Baseball Classic Schedule
You can find the full detailed slate of games of the WBC schedule at the official website for the tournament right here.
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