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Now this is sure to be a WAR

Ed Zurga

Use this thread for comments on the weekend games. No big match ups yet with the "biggest" going to be Korea vs. the Dutch on Saturday morning until Cuba and Japan square off on Wednesday.

Pool A: Fukuoka Yahoo! Japan Dome - Fukuoka, Japan

DATE/TIME (LOCAL) DATE/TIME (ET) MATCHUP
Sat, Mar 2, 7:00 PM Sat, Mar 2, 5:00 AM Japan @ Brazil
Sun, Mar 3, 12:30 PM Sat, Mar 2, 10:30 PM Cuba @ Brazil
Sun, Mar 3, 7:00 PM Sun, Mar 3, 5:00 AM China @ Japan
Mon, Mar 4, 4:30 PM Mon, Mar 4, 2:30 AM China @ Cuba
Tue, Mar 5, 5:00 PM Tue, Mar 5, 3:00 AM Brazil @ China
Wed, Mar 6, 7:00 PM Wed, Mar 6, 5:00 AM Japan @ Cuba



Pool B: Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium - Taichung, Taiwan

DATE/TIME (LOCAL) DATE/TIME (ET) MATCHUP
Sat, Mar 2, 12:30 PM Fri, Mar 1, 11:30 PM Australia @ Chinese Taipei
Sat, Mar 2, 7:30 PM Sat, Mar 2, 6:30 AM Korea @ Netherlands
Sun, Mar 3, 2:30 PM Sun, Mar 3, 1:30 AM Netherlands @ Chinese Taipei
Mon, Mar 4, 6:30 PM Mon, Mar 4, 5:30 AM Korea @ Australia
Tue, Mar 5, 12:30 PM Mon, Mar 4, 11:30 PM Australia @ Netherlands
Tue, Mar 5, 7:30 PM Tue, Mar 5, 6:30 AM Chinese Taipei @ Korea

Pool C and D don't start play until Wednesday (full schedule).

Royals who will be on the various teams

Mexico
Luis Mendoza

United States
Tim Collins

Dominican Republic
Kelvin Herrera
Miguel Tejada
Atahualpa Severino

Venezuela
Salvy Perez

Puerto Rico
Irving Falu

Brazil
Paulo Orlando