Oswalt to square off vs. Dice-K (MLB.com)
Dodger Stadium sees its first World Baseball Classic action
tomorrow night tonight (Korea vs. Venezuela semifinal). Are you planning on watching on television? You're not alone. From a WBC press release:
The game between the United States and Venezuela on Sunday, March 8 posted a 2.0 rating with 2,645,000 viewers tuning in, ranking as the most watched World Baseball Classic game ever, eclipsing the 2006 second round game between Mexico and the U.S. which was seen by 2,458,000 people. In addition, it was the most watched sporting event on basic cable for the week.
Domestic television ratings for the 2009 World Baseball Classic Round One games broadcast on ESPN averaged a 1.3 rating, up over 40% from 2006. The four games averaged 1,745,000 viewers, up almost 90% compared to 2006 Round One games.
Are you planning on going to the games? Let us hear about your experience at Dodger Stadium—we want pictures too!
photo by Ben Platt/MLB.com