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Cheap World Baseball Classic Jerseys 2017

Call in sick today, because the schedule is jam-packed with baseball from sunup to sundown. There’s a little something for every fan with a wide variety of matchups on the docket.

The day begins with a pair of early-morning World Baseball Classic games — Chinese Taipei vs. the Netherlands in Seoul, South Korea, at 4:30 a.m. ET (live on MLB.TV) and Japan vs. Australia in Tokyo at 5 a.m. (live on MLB.TV and MLB Network). The day ends with the Netherlands back on the field against tournament-surprise Israel at 10 p.m. In between, there are 17 spring exhibitions in Arizona and Florida, including eight between Classic squads and big league teams.
A marquee pitching duel between Rick Porcello and Noah Syndergaard — which is also Tim Tebow’s first game against Major League competition — is among the highlights, as is Team USA’s warmup against the Twins. Fans can catch much of the day’s action streaming live on MLB.TV.
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Here’s what to watch for throughout the day (all times ET):
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This matchup in Port St. Lucie, Fla., won’t lack for intrigue. It not only features a star-studded pitching matchup between Syndergaard and Porcello, but also marks the Grapefruit League debut for Tim Tebow. The former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback will start at designated hitter for the Mets, drawing a tough assignment in Porcello, the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner. With 11 players departing for the World Baseball Classic, the short-handed Mets will borrow Tebow from Minor league camp for their split-squad home games today and Friday.
“I don’t think he’s going to make our team,” manager Terry Collins said, laughing. “But I think it’s great for the organization, it’s great for the fans. He’s a pretty famous guy, and it will be fun to get him out there.”
Tebow ready to start vs. Red Sox
Tebow ready to start vs. Red Sox columnist Richard Justice discusses Tim Tebow making his spring debut on Wednesday against the Red Sox, starting at DH
This is far from the only Grapefruit and Cactus League action worth following. Two notable right-handers, Carlos Carrasco and Hisashi Iwakuma, will duel in Peoria, Ariz., when the Mariners host the Tribe at 9:10 p.m., and Stephen Strasburg toes the rubber for the second time this spring against the Cardinals in Jupiter, Fla., at 1:05 p.m.
Classic squads warm up with Spring Training
Eight Major League clubs will take a brief hiatus from their Cactus and Grapefruit League schedules to host World Baseball Classic teams, including Team USA, which will take on the Twins in Fort Myers, Fla., at 7:05 p.m. (live on MLB.TV). Fans will be treated to an influx of stars as U.S. manager Jim Leyland’s squad boasts one of the most talented rosters in the tournament, with former All-Stars at nearly every position, including catcher Buster Posey, outfielder Andrew McCutchen, starting pitcher Chris Archer, first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, third baseman Nolan Arenado, second baseman Daniel Murphy and reliever Andrew Miller.
The Twins will send right-hander Trevor May to the mound. He’ll look to contain the potent U.S. lineup while competing for the fifth spot in Minnesota’s rotation.
The U.S., which has never finished higher than fourth in the Classic, opens play Friday against Colombia at Marlins Park (6 p.m. on MLB.TV and MLB Network).
Other big league organizations taking on international competition today are the Yankees (vs. Canada), the Pirates (vs. the Dominican Republic), the A’s (vs. Italy), the Giants (vs. Puerto Rico), the Royals (vs. Venezuela), the D-backs (vs. Mexico, 3:10 p.m. on MLB.TV) and the Rays (vs. Colombia).
Previewing Team USA in Classic
Previewing Team USA in Classic’s Alyson Footer and Jack Morris discuss Team USA as they get ready for their first game in the World Baseball Classic
The Classic continues
Three more games in the international tournament are on tap, beginning with Chinese Taipei vs. the Netherlands (4:30 a.m.) and Japan vs. Australia (5 a.m.).
The Dutch can punch their ticket out of Pool A to the second round with a win, while Chinese Taipei is fighting to avoid elimination. In Pool B, Japan — which defeated Cuba, 11-6, on Tuesday — will take on Team Australia at the Tokyo Dome. Australia, playing its tournament opener, is eyeing its second-ever victory in the Classic, having won just one of nine previous contests.
Lavarnway’s two-run homer
Lavarnway’s two-run homer
Ryan Lavarnway puts Israel up 6-0 with a two-run homer to left-center field in the top of the 3rd inning
In the final game of the night, Israel, the story of the tournament thus far, will take on the Netherlands. In its first Classic appearance, Israel has been among the biggest surprises after defeating Pool A host Korea and Chinese Taipei at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, putting the nation in position to advance to the second round.
“One of the goals is to not put the cart before the horse,” Israel manager Jerry Weinstein said. “We’re not in the second round yet. We’re preparing for the game with the Netherlands, and that’s what we’re thinking about right now. My experience has been that when you start getting ahead of yourself, you get out in the future, you’re not taking care of the present.”