Wednesday, February 28, 2024

World Baseball Classic bobbleheads available

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CLEVELAND, Ohio – Foco is out with bobbleheads commemorating the 2023 World Baseball Classic.

Nations depicted in the bobbleheads: Chinese Taipei, the Netherlands, Italy, Japan, Korea, Australia, China, United States, Mexico, Columbia, Canada, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Dominican Republic and Israel.

Also competing in the WBC but not represented by bobbleheads are Panama, Great Britain, Czech Republic, Nicaragua and Cuba.

The colorful pre-order bobbleheads are $70 and limited to 223 each. Go online to check them out or order.

The World Baseball Classic runs March 7-21. Game sites are Miami, Phoenix, Taichung, Taiwan; and Tokyo.

In all, 20 teams will compete in four pools of play. The Guardians have eight players on five teams:

• Infielder Dayan Frias – Columbia

• Infielder Andrés Giménez – Venezuela

• Catcher Bo Naylor – Canada

• Infielder Richie Palacios – Netherlands

• Pitcher Cal Quantrill – Canada

• Pitcher Cade Smith – Canada

• Catcher Meibrys Viloria – Columbia

• Pitcher Josh Wolf – Israel

Sports betting is now legal in Ohio. Bets can be placed at sportsbooks, including DraftKings Ohio Sportsbook, BetMGM Ohio, Fan Duel Ohio, Barstool Ohio, Caesars Ohio, Bet365, PointsBet and Tipico.

Related coverage: Gambling 101: Everything you need to know about sports betting in Ohio

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