First of all, I am officially bored with spring training, it has been a month since most teams reported and we still have 3 weeks until games start to count for real. While watching the World Baseball Classic games this weekend I got a touch of meaningful baseball, these games seemed like playoff games. When it comes to putting the teams together there is lot of "who cares, the big stars aren't even showing up", but for the players that do show up, you can tell how much it matters. I will not go into the Canada/Mexico brawl to much, but I have to say I was a little proud at how the Canadians stuck up for each other, to me it showed they were a team that cared on the outcome and not a collection of random players in an exhibition game. The success of teams like Italy and the Netherlands make for interesting story lines, and seeing what relatively unknown players like Canada's Chris Robinson and Mexico's Sebastian Valle and Eduardo Arredondo is always interesting. Even though Canada is out, I still look forward to the rest of the games and fin myself wishing the WBC came around a little more often.