Additional WBC notes, former Red Sox connections, and how you can watch all the action
This article could not possibly capture all the WBC storylines and here are some miscellaneous notes. Nick Pivetta will not play for Canada after having COVID-19 shortly before spring training started. Kenley Jansen will not initially join the Netherlands as he wants to spend time working on his delivery given the new pitch clock rule.
Speaking of the new rules, the World Baseball Classic will not implement Major League Baseball's recent rule changes including the pitch clock. This will give fans a brief reprieve from the recent changes and a chance to remember how different the game is without them.
Lastly, the Team United States is the defending WBC champion; their roster is loaded with great players, including several former Red Sox players such as Mookie Betts, Kyle Schwarber, Daniel Bard, and Adam Ottavino.
World Baseball Classic fever has taken hold internationally. In addition to the many excellent matchups, the Red Sox will have several players participating and fans should check out these games. Baseball is back.