Each year the World Selection Committee sends out a list of the finest players who will be participating in the World Series. If you’re a big baseball fan then you probably already know that the World Selection Committee do an excellent job of choosing the very best players. But how do they do it? And more importantly, why is it that some years the team with the most qualified players goes home in the World Series while the other team goes home with the trophy? In this article I’m going to explain what the World Series picks are all about and how you can use them to your advantage when it comes to getting World Series tickets.
You’ll recall during the last World Series, the team from Los Angeles went all the way to the World Series but ended up losing to the eventual champion team from Japan. The reason for this was due to the fact that the injury bug had struck down one of their best players, designated hitter Kawasaki Maeda. The team wisely elected not to bring in any other hitters to replace Maeda and instead put a big center field chip player on the bench in reserve. With a World Series wins under their belt, the MLB World Series champs were all set to defend their crown. However, they were saved by the work of an individual: International Women’s League executive director/roster Patrick Burke.
Burke knew something was wrong because the previous year there had been only one female player chosen to play in the World Series. In addition, the previous year’s winner was an American, so the World Series had been completely dominated by men. He made sure this won’t happen this year and instead brought in two qualified players from the international womens leagues: slugger hitters Maria Lima and Eriko Yamaguchi, and a pair of infielders from Japan, Hitomi Harimoto and Hitoka Yamakawa.
The ladies from the USA played their way to the top as they defeated Brazil in their second game, setting a new record for World Series appearances by an American professional women’s team. After a spectacular victory in Games 3 and 4, the USA National Association put out the call to find someone to represent the team in the World Baseball Championship Series. When the time came to pick a player to represent the ladies from the USA, it was clear something was wrong. Baseball fans everywhere had grown restless, blaming the deficiencies of the MLB on steroid use.
That was then and this is now. In the spring of 2021 the World Selection Committee found a player from the Massachusetts international women’s league, which happens to have a better player than what the committee originally considered. With one more World Series title in the bank (the only one since 1996), the USA National Association finally has the opportunity to send a team to the Olympics next year. The entire World Selection Committee decided that it was time to reward these talented ladies from the Massachusetts international women’s league with the chance to represent the USA in the Olympics. So what does the USA National Association have to do with all of this?
Well, you’ll be surprised. While they didn’t get connected to the Boston Red Sox, the World Selection Committee did learn that they were pretty good at picking players from the right baseball leagues in America. So now, instead of just picking players from the Boston Red Sox, the USA National Association can choose teams from any other baseball league in America, depending on whether or not they qualify through some kind of official qualifying tournament. So now, instead of just picking the player who played the most in a given season, they are giving their vote to the player who was the best player of the year in every other season playing in her respective league.