The MLB spring training season has just begun, but many players will miss the first two weeks of the season to compete for their countries in the World Baseball Classic in Arizona and Florida.
The United States, with a roster of 30 Major League Baseball players, will defend their title in this tournament. There are two countries that stand as the United States’ most formidable competition for a repeat title: the Dominican Republic (2013 champion) and Japan (2009 and 2006 champions).
From March 7-21, the tournament will be in full swing. Fox, FS1, FS2, and Fox Deportes will all broadcast the games. Furthermore, Fox’s Tubi streaming app will air live coverage of three first-round matches. If you want to watch the WBC but don’t have cable, here’s what you need to know.
Please tell me how I can watch the World Baseball Classic.
Live TV streaming services allow you to watch Fox, FS1, FS2, and Fox Deportes, where the WBC will be broadcast. However, not all services carry every local network, so make sure Fox is one of them by clicking on the links below. The three of Team USA’s first four games, as well as both semifinals and the championship game, will all air on FS1, the primary channel for the WBC.
FoxSports.com and the Fox Sports app provide live streaming access to games, but they require a cable, streaming, or satellite login to access. The three games will be available on the ad-supported, free streaming service Tubi.
The Group A squads for the 2023 World Baseball Classic (Group play in Taichung, Taiwan)
China’s Taipei and Cuba’s Fidel Castro
Pool B, Panama (Group play in Tokyo, Japan)
China \sJapan \sKorea
The Czech Republic
Pool C (Group play in Phoenix, Arizona)
America’s Pool D (Group play in Miami, Florida)
Israel and the Dominican Republic
To the Island of Puerto Rico
Dates for the 2023 World Baseball Classic
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(All times are in ET)
Currently, we are on Tuesday, March 7th.
Wednesday, March 8 at 11 p.m., on FS1: The Netherlands take on Cuba.
Wed., Mar. 9: 6 a.m., FS2 Chinese Taipei vs. Panama; Wed., 10 p.m., FS2 Korea vs. Australia; Wed., 11 p.m., FS2 Netherlands vs. Panama; Thu., 11 p.m., FS2
On Friday, March 10 at 5 a.m., FS2 will broadcast Japan vs. China, while at 6 a.m., Tubi will broadcast Cuba vs. Italy and at 10 p.m., Tubi will broadcast China vs. the Czech Republic.
Saturday, March 11: Japan vs. Korea (5:00 a.m., FS2) Chinese Taipei vs. Italy (6:00 a.m., Tubi) Australia vs. China ( 10:00 p.m., FS2) Italy vs. Panama (11:00 p.m., FS1)
Games: Japan vs. Czech Republic, 5 a.m., FS1; Chinese Taipei vs. Netherlands, 6 a.m., FS2; Puerto Rico vs. Nicaragua, 12 p.m., FS2; Mexico vs. Colombia, 2:30 p.m., Fox;
The United States takes on the United Kingdom at 9 p.m. on Fox, and Venezuela plays the Dominican Republic at 7 p.m. on FS1.
On Sunday, March 12th, Korea will play the Czech Republic at 10 p.m. on FS1, and Cuba will play Chinese Taipei at 11 p.m. on FS2.
Start your Monday, March 13 with Australia vs. Japan at 6 a.m. on FS1, followed by Italy vs. the Netherlands at 7 a.m. on FS2, Israel vs. Nicaragua at 12 p.m. on FS2, Canada vs. the United Kingdom at 3 p.m. on FS1, Puerto Rico vs. Venezuela at 7 p.m. on FS1, and the United States vs. Mexico at 10 p.m
On Tuesday, March 14th, the following matches will air: China vs. Korea (6 a.m., FS2) Nicaragua vs. Dominican Republic (12 p.m., FS2) Great Britain vs. Colombia (3 p.m., FS2) Puerto Rico vs. Israel (7 p.m., FS1) United States vs. Canada (10 p.m., FS1)
Wednesday, March 15: 12 p.m., FS2 Venezuela vs. Nicaragua 3 p.m., FS2 Colombia vs. Canada 7 p.m., FS2 Dominican Republic vs. Israel 10 p.m., FS1 Mexico vs. Great Britain
Quarterfinals: TBD vs. TBD, 6 a.m., FS2; 12 p.m., FS2; 3 p.m., FS2; 7 p.m., FS2; 10 p.m., FS1; Thursday, March 16; Dominican Republic vs. Puerto Rico; 7 p.m., FS2; 10 p.m., FS1; Colombia vs. United States;
Quarterfinal matchup: TBD vs. TBD, Friday, March 17 at 6 a.m., FS2.
Quarterfinal matchup: TBD vs. TBD, March 18 at 7 p.m., FS1.
Quarterfinal matchup: TBD vs. TBD, March 19 at 7 p.m., Fox
Semifinal matchup: TBD vs. TBD, Monday, March 20 at 7 p.m. (ET), FS1.
Semifinals: TBD vs. TBD (March 21 at 7 p.m., FS1).