World Baseball Classic betting is a fairly new commodity. Founded in 2006, the World Baseball Classic odds have captivated the attention of fans not just throughout the United States, but worldwide.
Why? Unlike most baseball events that usually take place in the United States, such as the World Series and the All Stars Game, World Baseball Classic betting involves 16 teams from around the world.
World Baseball Classic betting in 2009 will be the second occurrence of this new event, and will feature the same teams as in the previous World Baseball Classic betting championship in 2006.
Divided into four pools, the teams featured in World Baseball Classic betting will go through a first round, second found, and then enter the Semifinals. Pool A will feature teams from China, Chinese Taipei, Japan, and South Korea. The first World Baseball Classic betting round for this group will be held in Tokyo Dome, in Japan.
Pool B will feature World Baseball Classic odds for teams from Australia, Cuba, Mexico, and South Africa. These four teams will do battle in Foro Sol ballpark in Mexico City, Mexico. The third group in World Baseball Classic betting, Pool C, includes Canada, Italy, Venezuela, and the United States. The sports venue for this section of World Baseball Classic betting will be Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada.
The last group, Pool D, will face off in Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The four teams taking part in this section of World Baseball Classic betting will be the Dominican Republic, the Netherlands, Panama, and Puerto Rico.
World Baseball Classic odds have yet to be released, but it seems as if the dominant teams from last World Baseball Classic betting tournament will remain the dominant teams this upcoming year.
Though Japan won the 2006 World Baseball Classic betting tournament, and the United States failed to reach the Semifinals, the United States was not far behind in the stats.
Other teams did not do as well, and suffered huge routs at the hands of teams like Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Japan, and the US. One such defeat was one suffered at the hands of the United States by South Africa, a 17-0 shutout. However, this year the pools have been rearranged and countries will be paired up with other teams they may not have played with in the preliminaries. World Baseball Classic odds will be in great demand to see whose country plays the sport the best.
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