According to a source asking to remain anonymous due to confidentiality issues with MLB, Dodger Stadium will be the host of the Semi-Finals and Finals of the 2009 World Baseball Classic.
It has also been noted that San Diego's PETCO Park and Miami's Dolphin Stadium will be the venues for the second round games. The sites for the opening rounds this year are Tokyo, Mexico City, Toronto, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Japan was the inaugural championship team in 2006.
While as a Dodger fan I am nothing but ecstatic about this news, I can only naturally have a few reservations. My first question to the World Baseball Classic committee is, "Will the Right Field Pavilion section still be all you can eat?".
While some may think this to be a glutenous question, unless you have sat in the section, you don't have a clue. With the RIDICULOUS prices of food and beverages at stadiums today (nine dollars for a beer?), it is nice to see a section where a family can go out to a ballgame and not leave it with a hole in their wallets.
I can only imagine the price hikes a WBC Finals game would cause in expensive Los Angeles.
My second question is, "Have you ever been to LA?".
Los Angeles is a car congested city. If you don't get to the stadium early, you could sit in traffic on the freeways for hours. All I'm going to say is: If you plan on going to a game, come on a motorcycle or moped.