Taiwan Sends Scouts Posing as Umpires to Spy on South Korean Team

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Taiwan Sends Scouts Posing as Umpires to Spy on South Korean Team
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You might not realize it from the USA's roster, but many countries think the World Baseball Classic is important. One of those is Taiwan, which is expecting big things. After failing to get out of a group of death in the 2009 tournament, they enter this year's WBC ranked fifth in the world—just a spot behind 2009 runners-up South Korea. Taiwan is hosting its regional, beginning a week from Saturday, and one thing stands in its way—poolmates South Korea.

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