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Team Japan Arrives for World Baseball Challenge

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 @ 3:09 PM

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Team Japan hams it up with  Airport and Tourism Prince George Mascots – photo 250News

Prince George, B.C. – The long flight is over,  and team Japan  has arrived  for the World Baseball Challenge.“It’s great to  have Japan here” says WBC Chairman Rick Pattie “I know we’re going to  be the best hosts we can possibly be and Japan is going to have a great  experience, it’s going to be great.”

Team Japan is a combination team says Pattie,  “It’s made up of  of  members from their industrial league including champions and a few pick up players to bolster the line up”.

Pattie says  Japan will be a strong contender in the five team  event, “They have been strong contenders in the past and we are looking forward to that same level again.”

The other teams taking part in the  tournament are:

  • Roswell Invaders (U.S.)
  • Thurston County Generals (U.S.)
  • Canadian Sidearm Nation
  • Kamloops Sun Devils

Opening ceremonies for the  World Baseball Challenge are set for 7 p.m. Friday night,  and the  first game will see the Canadian Sidearm Nation take on  Team Japan at 7:30.

Single game tickets  are available at Citizen field each day ( except Sunday) from 10-2.



It may be time to drop “World” from the title.

Youkoso irasshai mashita. (sure hope that’s correct :)

    It is, though irasshaimashita is really one word. However, for some reason, tourist guides and the like do often write it with a space in the middle. its a mystery why.

$20,000 in taxpayers money from the City for a 5 team tournament. Someone knows someone I guess.

Ticket sales are between 10 and 2. Guess I’m not going to be able to see Fridays game.

WELCOMW team Japan… Hope you enjoy our fair city and fantastic country

The WBC will probably bring us more money, after expenses, than the winter games.

It’s only advance ticket sales between 10 and 2, tickets will still be available at the gate

acording to http://worldbaseball.ca/about there are teams from “USA, Canada, Japan, Cuba, and the Bahamas”. Either that is inaccurate, out of date, or the term “World” does apply.

    According to everyone else, there are only 5 teams attending; 2 from Canada, 2 from the States and this Japanese team.

    Even if all 5 countries had shown up, I’m not sure 5 countries constitutes “World”.

    There are lots of baseball and fastball tournaments that take place in our city every summer but for some bizarre reason, they don’t get the media attention (or City funding) that this tournament does.

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