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2017 World Baseball Classic (USA is WBC Champion, 2021 Bracket on bottom of Page 9)

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Has anyone pointed out that the spelling of Sri Lanka is wrong?

Wow... I feel stupid for just noticing that...

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I saw that but i thought it was like their name. How sweden is sverige and italy is italia

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Has anyone pointed out that the spelling of Sri Lanka is wrong?

Wow... I feel stupid for just noticing that...

CRAAAAPPPP......thanks for pointing it out, lol.

Yeah, I'll fix it, along with minor updates with the other teams/countries.

Don't worry guys. I know this thread looks "dead" but it's just on hold because, you know...life. Yeah.

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Made some minor changes to three of the existing teams: Sir Lanka, Indonesia and France.

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Changes:

Corrected the Sri Lanka spelling

Changed yellow sleeves to blue on the home whites

Changed blue socks to yellow socks on the alts

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Change:

Simply changed the cap logo to make it more clear that it's an "I," not a "1."

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Change:

Swapped out the Fleur-de-lis for the rooster, which is France's current national symbol.

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Seems like nobody commented on the updated uniforms :-(

Oh well. Here's Pool C!!

Nicaragua

Pretty simple here for a long-time baseball country. The stripes on the sleeve and the collar matches their country flag.

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Argentina

Their home alts (2nd from right) is pretty much based on their national football team with the thicker-than-normal pinstripes. The sun logo is from their flag and is on all jerseys, either as a patch logo or chest logo.

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Ecuador

For some reason, I feel like this country's uniforms should be pretty vibrant, and I think I've achieved that. Hopefully. Either way, I really like it a lot.

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Bahamas

Their cap logo is probably one of my favorites. It's hard to see in the picture, but the home caps are pretty much a replicate of the Bahamas flag. On the bill, it's a black triangle with the a little of the tip slightly on the front panel. In a nutshell, if you look at the cap from a bird's eye view, then you'll see the Bahamas flag.

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Would really appreciate your comments and insights!

Thanks!!

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Love it! Love it! Love it! Love the nicaragua and ecuador fonts. Just how I pictured ecuador. Like Sri Lanka much better now

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Argentina and Bahamas are sweet, also loved Ecuador and the way you made Nicaragua simple but great. The best was Bahamas but Ecuador's font is great

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Dat Bahamas set

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Czech Republic (host, but playing in U.S.) - yeah, since Czech Republic most likely doesn't have a suitable baseball stadium to host a round, the games would be held at Disney World in Florida, USA, where the Braves' spring training home is. The uniforms here aren't too shabby IMO. I liked their WBC set from 2012, so I just gave it a fuller set and a bit more modernization as well.

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Croatia - When I saw their soccer uniforms, I knew I had to make a pizza box style jersey, because I'm sure they'd sell fast in the country and probably all over the world. Just so unique and I really think it works here for baseball, which tends to be a traditional sport.

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Greece - Classic, timeless pinstripes for a classic, timeless country. I don't think there needs to be much here.

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Russia - This was pretty much what I had in mind for Russia, long before I made this set. I wanted Russia to be mostly red but with a hint of blue in there, to avoid the cliched USSR marks. I don't know about you guys, but I think this set works for Russia.

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Well, that's it for the Sub-Qualifiers Round! Four pools down! I'll probably run some kind of simulation (I have no idea what the system would be. If you have suggestions, throw them out here, please!) and then I'll get started on the next round, the Qualifying Round!

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The only thing i don't like about some of the uniforms is the crazy caps. While out of the box jersey can look good, an out of the box cap never looks good.

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You did excellent with all of the sub qualifiers uniforms

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These just keep getting better!

Czech Republic: Very clean, very nice. They're my favorite of this sub-group.

Greece: I'm not too sure how I feel about the horizontal stripes on the cap mixing with the vertical stripes of the jersey but it's not a bad concept overall. I'm surprised the socks/stirrups with the white stripes are only used once; I figured they'd look good with any of the pinstripe pants. The jerseys and pants themselves look great though.

Croatia: Finally, someone did something awesome with one of the more unique identities in international sports! Those socks are absolutely awesome. I wasn't sure if you'd go with the checkers for a braid on the pants or jersey to compliment the socks but the look is nice. I gotta say though, as much as I want to like the checkered jersey...the entire look reminds me of a horse jockey. I don't know if it would be better with just checkered sleeves or numbers or something else but something seems off. Especially the hat that goes with it. A great use of the look with the other four though. With such a unique design as the checkers, have you considered using Croatia's spelling of their country for one of the jerseys?

Russia: I love the use of colors in the overall look and I agree with you on minimizing the blue a bit, but with that large 'P' on their hat and with a primary color combo of red and white, they could probably be mistaken for Poland by the casual fan.

I'm still in awe and I can't wait for what's next.

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On Croatia's bp jersey, shouldn't the top insert also be checkered. You have done that on a lot of other uniforms but i thought you wanted them to look like that: examples are France and Indonesia.

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On Croatia's bp jersey, shouldn't the top insert also be checkered. You have done that on a lot of other uniforms but i thought you wanted them to look like that: examples are France and Indonesia.

I see what you mean that, but not every team has ALL of their BP panels colored. This is an MLB example. So not every team needs all of them colored/filled in.

These just keep getting better!

Czech Republic: Very clean, very nice. They're my favorite of this sub-group.

Greece: I'm not too sure how I feel about the horizontal stripes on the cap mixing with the vertical stripes of the jersey but it's not a bad concept overall. I'm surprised the socks/stirrups with the white stripes are only used once; I figured they'd look good with any of the pinstripe pants. The jerseys and pants themselves look great though.

Croatia: Finally, someone did something awesome with one of the more unique identities in international sports! Those socks are absolutely awesome. I wasn't sure if you'd go with the checkers for a braid on the pants or jersey to compliment the socks but the look is nice. I gotta say though, as much as I want to like the checkered jersey...the entire look reminds me of a horse jockey. I don't know if it would be better with just checkered sleeves or numbers or something else but something seems off. Especially the hat that goes with it. A great use of the look with the other four though. With such a unique design as the checkers, have you considered using Croatia's spelling of their country for one of the jerseys?

Russia: I love the use of colors in the overall look and I agree with you on minimizing the blue a bit, but with that large 'P' on their hat and with a primary color combo of red and white, they could probably be mistaken for Poland by the casual fan.

I'm still in awe and I can't wait for what's next.

Thanks!! Not sure what I could do with the Russia cap though. But again, since Poland isn't really involved with in my version of the 2017 WBC, it probably wouldn't really matter.

And as for the checkered jersey, you may be right. It might be a little too much, but it is just an alternate jersey. It's not like they are forced to wear it, lol.

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Not sure what I'll be doing next, thought. I might make a nice-looking "bracket" to put the logos/uniforms together, or just get started on the Qualifying Rounds.

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Okay guys, here's the "bracket" that I made for the 2017 World Baseball Classic. I know they don't really include the logos I made, but it simply made more sense to use the flags instead.

I've always been fascinated with brackets that also look like "art," if you know what I mean? Instead of simply boring brackets on white papers. So I decided to make one for my own version of the 2017 World Baseball Classic!

Please let me know if I should modify this or leave as it is. I've been considering of adding a text in each box, showing the "format" of each pool, and possibly the dates as well. But I'm afraid it might just cluster up the brackets/groupings.

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Here's the format for each round:

Sub-Qualifiers - Round Robin w/Final Game, Winner Advances

Qualifying Round - Pure Double Elimination, Winner Advances (Similar to NCAA College World Series' regionals)

1st Round - Pool Play, Top Two Advance

2nd Round - Modified Double Elimination, Top Two Advance (Similar to the 2013 WBC's Second Round)

Championship Round - Single Elimination

I would absolutely love to hear your feedbacks on this because I've spent a lot of time on this project/bracket! I really, really think it turned out well, but want to get second, third, tenth opinion, if possible!

Thank you!

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I love it, but I'd make Qualifier 2 into Qualifier 1 and switch USA and DR since traditionally, Canada, Mexico and USA are in one Pool, looks great though. I f you haven't found a simulator yet, try Diamond Mind Baseball, ESPN uses it for their sims.

although, If it were to stay the same it would be better for Canada, So I'm happy either way. ;)

Also, Taiwan competes as Chinese Taipei

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I love it, but I'd make Qualifier 2 into Qualifier 1 and switch USA and DR since traditionally, Canada, Mexico and USA are in one Pool, looks great though. I f you haven't found a simulator yet, try Diamond Mind Baseball, ESPN uses it for their sims.

although, If it were to stay the same it would be better for Canada, So I'm happy either way. ;)

Also, Taiwan competes as Chinese Taipei

Right, I know I'm an USA guy myself, but I kinda want to try to see if Canada could make it this far, so I set it up that way, *winks winks* haha.

And as for the simulator, I may use MLB The Show. There's a guy who made amazing WBC rosters with all of the BEST players on teams (i.e. Stephen Strasburg, Clayton Kershaw, Mike Trout on USA, Yu Darvish with Japan, etc) so I might be using that as a simulator. He created only 16 teams though, so for the "lower-tiered" teams, I might just use a "fake" minor league team or something like that and just run a sim and see what happens there.

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If Israel is able to use all of the eligible players who couldn't play last year because it was during the season (Youk, Braun, etc.), they are immediately a much better team.

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If Israel is able to use all of the eligible players who couldn't play last year because it was during the season (Youk, Braun, etc.), they are immediately a much better team.

Good news, the rosters I have in MLB The Show have these type of players on the team (Ike Davis, Youk, Kinsler, etc.) However, Braun is on Team USA.

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If Israel is able to use all of the eligible players who couldn't play last year because it was during the season (Youk, Braun, etc.), they are immediately a much better team.

Good news, the rosters I have in MLB The Show have these type of players on the team (Ike Davis, Youk, Kinsler, etc.) However, Braun is on Team USA.

Not good news, Now we have to deal with Israel.

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Just a minor, minor update to the bracket.

Instead of a white box for the Championship Round, I gave it a rainbow-colored box so it could blend in with the other brackets better, to make it a bit more sleek.

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The number one team in Qualifier 1 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Mesa, Arizona is Brazil. Brazil made it past the 1st Qualifying Rounds in 2012 to make it to the '13 WBC. They couldn't salvage up any wins against Japan, Cuba and China. So they'll get another try in the the 2016 Qualifying Rounds.

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The number two team in this pool is probably the favorite in this group, Israel. They were also the favorites in the 2012 Qualifying Rounds, but lost in the finals against Spain who made it to the '13 WBC.

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The Philippines come in at number three of the pool in Qualifier 1. In the '12 Qualifying Rounds, they had a good start against Thailand, then lost to Chinese Taipei, eventual '13 WBC participant, and New Zealand before being eliminated.

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Rounding out the pool is the Sub-Qualifier A winner at number 4, Ecuador. Ecuador had a dominating start, beating the heavily favorites, host Nicaragua, 17-6. They lost against the Bahamas in Game 2, then beat Argentina in Game 3 to make it to the Final Game. Ecuador got revenge on the Bahamas, beating them, 4-2.

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UPDATED BRACKET:

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Israel is beautiful. I prefer the cap logo to what they wore last year. But your choice of background intrigues me.

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