As a baseball fan, I'm rather torn on the idea of the World Baseball Classic. I think it's an intriguing idea to make the game bigger than MLB itself. Riding on the heels of the Winter Olympics, you'd think that it would have a lot going for it.
However, it has been met mostly with resistance and apathy. Most of the owners worry about their multi-million dollar investments in individual players, while players would either rather take it easy in spring training or just protect their own personal interests. Poor promotion has also left even the average baseball fan out in the cold.
However, the WBC does have the potential to eventually transform into the "Wolrld Cup of Baseball", and yet it may become another failed experiment like the XFL.