WBC decisions all about self-interest 

March, 2, 2013
3/02/13
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A player approached the manager of his major league team and asked for some guidance in deciding whether to participate in the World Baseball Classic. The manager carefully explained that he was not allowed to tell the player what to do and that it was the player's decision to make. But he added this, as a thought: "Who pays your bills?"

That's really how perspectives on the WBC are shaped, and what they come down to: Who pays your bills?