ESPN Nets Snag World Baseball Classic

Jan 30, 2006  •  Post A Comment

ESPN’s networks will televise the World Baseball Classic, scheduled to be played in March, according to an announcement Monday by the company, Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association.

Taco Bell will be the presenting sponsor of the tournament. ESPN and ESPN2 will have 16 live telecasts, including the semifinals and finals. ESPN Deportes will televise all 39 games in Spanish. ESPN Syndication will distribute 14 games to other English-language outlets. ESPN Radio and ESPN International will also provide coverage.

The World Baseball Classic features 16 teams from around the world, including the U.S., Cuba, China, Japan and Korea. The teams will include professional players.