In case you missed it, the 39th IBAF Baseball World Cup begins play in Panama this Oct. 1. The following teams will be participating: Australia, Canada, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, United States, and Venezuela.
Notable countries that will not be participating include Mexico, Colombia, Chinese Taipei, South Africa and Brazil.
Some teams have already been playing warm up games in Panama this week. The tournament will be held in four different Stadiums: Rod Carew (Panama City), Remon Canteras (Aguadulce), Rico Cedeño (Chitre), and Omar Torrijos (Santiago de Veraguas). More information can be found on the XXXIX Baseball World Cup Website.