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Rizzo to play in World Baseball Classic

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Posted: 1/14/2013 5:24 PM

Rizzo to play in World Baseball Classic 


... for Italy.

http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/ne...hc&c_id=chc

Castro said he'll be playing for the Dominican Republic but the Cubs haven't confirmed it yet.

Last edited 1/14/2013 6:16 PM by KatieCubFan

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Posted: 1/14/2013 5:37 PM

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I thought he was Japanese???
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Posted: 1/16/2013 7:37 AM

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KatieCubFan wrote: ... for Italy.

http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/ne...hc&c_id=chc

Castro said he'll be playing for the Dominican Republic but the Cubs haven't confirmed it yet.


Normally I am against guys playing in the WBC (Which is an absolute joke!) but I think for both Castro and especially Rizzo, I think it's good experience.

 

Just curious on how Rizzo gets to play for Italy though. I know he is of Italian descent but he was born here and far as I know both his parents were. I thought you had to have at least a duel citizenship or have a parent born there to play for that country? noidea

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Posted: 1/16/2013 9:25 AM

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PorkChopExpress12 wrote:
KatieCubFan wrote: ... for Italy.

http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/ne...hc&c_id=chc

Castro said he'll be playing for the Dominican Republic but the Cubs haven't confirmed it yet.


Normally I am against guys playing in the WBC (Which is an absolute joke!) but I think for both Castro and especially Rizzo, I think it's good experience.

 

Just curious on how Rizzo gets to play for Italy though. I know he is of Italian descent but he was born here and far as I know both his parents were. I thought you had to have at least a duel citizenship or have a parent born there to play for that country? noidea


They allow things like this for the WBC to make it more competitive.  There aren't a whole lot of rules.  I'm not even sure the rule you mentioned applies for the Olympics anymore as you see a lot of U.S. citizens competing for other countries.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 4:04 PM

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SPOONER wrote: They allow things like this for the WBC to make it more competitive.  There aren't a whole lot of rules.  I'm not even sure the rule you mentioned applies for the Olympics anymore as you see a lot of U.S. citizens competing for other countries.

Thanks for the information but I could have swore that you needed to be at minimim a dual citizen to compete for a country in the Olympics (though in many countries it's not hard to get dual citizenship especially if your going to be bring money in by competing in the Olympics). I know Tanith Belbin needed a act of Congress signed by President Bush in order to become a naturalized citizen and compete in the 2006 Winter Olympics.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 4:35 PM

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PorkChopExpress12 wrote:
SPOONER wrote: They allow things like this for the WBC to make it more competitive.  There aren't a whole lot of rules.  I'm not even sure the rule you mentioned applies for the Olympics anymore as you see a lot of U.S. citizens competing for other countries.

Thanks for the information but I could have swore that you needed to be at minimim a dual citizen to compete for a country in the Olympics (though in many countries it's not hard to get dual citizenship especially if your going to be bring money in by competing in the Olympics). I know Tanith Belbin needed a act of Congress signed by President Bush in order to become a naturalized citizen and compete in the 2006 Winter Olympics.

PLAYER ELIGIBILITY

Each player on a Federation Team's approved Provisional Roster must be eligible to participate for that Federation Team. A player will be so eligible only if:

  • The player is a citizen of the Federation Team's country or territory, as evidenced by a valid passport the player holds as of January 1, 2012; or
  • The player is currently a permanent legal resident of the Federation Team's country or territory, as evidenced by documentation satisfactory to WBCI and the International Baseball Federation ("IBAF"), or
  • The player was born in the Federation Team's country or territory, as evidenced by a birth certificate or its equivalent ; or
  • The player has one parent who is, or if deceased was, a citizen of the Federation Team's country or territory, as evidenced by a passport or other documentation satisfactory to WBCI and the IBAF; or
  • The player has one parent who was born in the Federation Team's country or territory, as evidenced by a birth certificate or its equivalent; or

The player presents documentary evidence satisfactory to WBCI that, even if he has not been granted citizenship or been issued a passport, the player would be granted citizenship or a passport in due course under the laws of the Federation Team's country or territory had the player applied for such citizenship or passport. Such presentation must include documentary evidence showing to the satisfaction of WBCI that the player would be granted citizenship or a passport in due course under the laws of the nation represented by that Federation Team, had the player applied for such citizenship or passport.

Each Federation Team shall submit to WBCI on or before the time it submits its proposed Interest List Roster the evidence supporting the eligibility of each of the players on its proposed Interest List Roster, unless WBCI grants an extension in regard to a player. If such an extension is granted, evidence supporting the eligibility of such player shall be submitted to WBCI as soon as practicable but in no event later than a date to be set by WBCI with respect to such player.

In the event a player is eligible to play on more than one Federation Team, the Player may select the Federation Team for which he wishes to play, provided that nothing shall prohibit such a player from declaring his willingness to play for any Federation Team for which he is eligible to play.

If a player on a Federation Team's approved Provisional Roster or approved Final Roster is subsequently determined, in the sole discretion of WBCI, not to have been eligible to participate for that Federation Team, the player shall be removed from the Final Roster and shall not be eligible to play in the remainder of the Qualifying Round. Such ineligible player may not be replaced on the Federation Team's Final Roster. WBCI may, in its discretion, impose sanctions upon any Federation Team that WBCI determines has used one or more ineligible players.

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Posted: 1/16/2013 5:28 PM

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cubs2007 wrote:
PorkChopExpress12 wrote:
SPOONER wrote: They allow things like this for the WBC to make it more competitive.  There aren't a whole lot of rules.  I'm not even sure the rule you mentioned applies for the Olympics anymore as you see a lot of U.S. citizens competing for other countries.

Thanks for the information but I could have swore that you needed to be at minimim a dual citizen to compete for a country in the Olympics (though in many countries it's not hard to get dual citizenship especially if your going to be bring money in by competing in the Olympics). I know Tanith Belbin needed a act of Congress signed by President Bush in order to become a naturalized citizen and compete in the 2006 Winter Olympics.

PLAYER ELIGIBILITY

Each player on a Federation Team's approved Provisional Roster must be eligible to participate for that Federation Team. A player will be so eligible only if:

  • The player is a citizen of the Federation Team's country or territory, as evidenced by a valid passport the player holds as of January 1, 2012; or
  • The player is currently a permanent legal resident of the Federation Team's country or territory, as evidenced by documentation satisfactory to WBCI and the International Baseball Federation ("IBAF"), or
  • The player was born in the Federation Team's country or territory, as evidenced by a birth certificate or its equivalent ; or
  • The player has one parent who is, or if deceased was, a citizen of the Federation Team's country or territory, as evidenced by a passport or other documentation satisfactory to WBCI and the IBAF; or
  • The player has one parent who was born in the Federation Team's country or territory, as evidenced by a birth certificate or its equivalent; or

The player presents documentary evidence satisfactory to WBCI that, even if he has not been granted citizenship or been issued a passport, the player would be granted citizenship or a passport in due course under the laws of the Federation Team's country or territory had the player applied for such citizenship or passport. Such presentation must include documentary evidence showing to the satisfaction of WBCI that the player would be granted citizenship or a passport in due course under the laws of the nation represented by that Federation Team, had the player applied for such citizenship or passport.

Each Federation Team shall submit to WBCI on or before the time it submits its proposed Interest List Roster the evidence supporting the eligibility of each of the players on its proposed Interest List Roster, unless WBCI grants an extension in regard to a player. If such an extension is granted, evidence supporting the eligibility of such player shall be submitted to WBCI as soon as practicable but in no event later than a date to be set by WBCI with respect to such player.

In the event a player is eligible to play on more than one Federation Team, the Player may select the Federation Team for which he wishes to play, provided that nothing shall prohibit such a player from declaring his willingness to play for any Federation Team for which he is eligible to play.

If a player on a Federation Team's approved Provisional Roster or approved Final Roster is subsequently determined, in the sole discretion of WBCI, not to have been eligible to participate for that Federation Team, the player shall be removed from the Final Roster and shall not be eligible to play in the remainder of the Qualifying Round. Such ineligible player may not be replaced on the Federation Team's Final Roster. WBCI may, in its discretion, impose sanctions upon any Federation Team that WBCI determines has used one or more ineligible players.

Thanks for the rules, pulled VERBATIM from here:

http://web.worldbaseballclassic.com/wbc/2013/about /rules.jsp

Learn how to quote a source of information, simpleton.  Better yet, go away!!!
Go away Cubs2007, no one cares what you have to say!!!!!
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Posted: 1/17/2013 9:35 AM

Re: Rizzo to play in World Baseball Classic 



PorkChopExpress12 wrote:
SPOONER wrote: They allow things like this for the WBC to make it more competitive.  There aren't a whole lot of rules.  I'm not even sure the rule you mentioned applies for the Olympics anymore as you see a lot of U.S. citizens competing for other countries.

Thanks for the information but I could have swore that you needed to be at minimim a dual citizen to compete for a country in the Olympics (though in many countries it's not hard to get dual citizenship especially if your going to be bring money in by competing in the Olympics). I know Tanith Belbin needed a act of Congress signed by President Bush in order to become a naturalized citizen and compete in the 2006 Winter Olympics.
I believe you are correct.  Many countries push citizenship through quickly to benefit their Olympic teams.
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Posted: 1/20/2013 6:05 PM

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Even better, let's ban all posters who call for other posters to be banned.
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cubs2007 wrote:
PorkChopExpress12 wrote:
SPOONER wrote: They allow things like this for the WBC to make it more competitive.  There aren't a whole lot of rules.  I'm not even sure the rule you mentioned applies for the Olympics anymore as you see a lot of U.S. citizens competing for other countries.

Thanks for the information but I could have swore that you needed to be at minimim a dual citizen to compete for a country in the Olympics (though in many countries it's not hard to get dual citizenship especially if your going to be bring money in by competing in the Olympics). I know Tanith Belbin needed a act of Congress signed by President Bush in order to become a naturalized citizen and compete in the 2006 Winter Olympics.

PLAYER ELIGIBILITY

Each player on a Federation Team's approved Provisional Roster must be eligible to participate for that Federation Team. A player will be so eligible only if:

  • The player is a citizen of the Federation Team's country or territory, as evidenced by a valid passport the player holds as of January 1, 2012; or
  • The player is currently a permanent legal resident of the Federation Team's country or territory, as evidenced by documentation satisfactory to WBCI and the International Baseball Federation ("IBAF"), or
  • The player was born in the Federation Team's country or territory, as evidenced by a birth certificate or its equivalent ; or
  • The player has one parent who is, or if deceased was, a citizen of the Federation Team's country or territory, as evidenced by a passport or other documentation satisfactory to WBCI and the IBAF; or
  • The player has one parent who was born in the Federation Team's country or territory, as evidenced by a birth certificate or its equivalent; or
The player presents documentary evidence satisfactory to WBCI that, even if he has not been granted citizenship or been issued a passport, the player would be granted citizenship or a passport in due course under the laws of the Federation Team's country or territory had the player applied for such citizenship or passport. Such presentation must include documentary evidence showing to the satisfaction of WBCI that the player would be granted citizenship or a passport in due course under the laws of the nation represented by that Federation Team, had the player applied for such citizenship or passport.

Each Federation Team shall submit to WBCI on or before the time it submits its proposed Interest List Roster the evidence supporting the eligibility of each of the players on its proposed Interest List Roster, unless WBCI grants an extension in regard to a player. If such an extension is granted, evidence supporting the eligibility of such player shall be submitted to WBCI as soon as practicable but in no event later than a date to be set by WBCI with respect to such player.

In the event a player is eligible to play on more than one Federation Team, the Player may select the Federation Team for which he wishes to play, provided that nothing shall prohibit such a player from declaring his willingness to play for any Federation Team for which he is eligible to play.

If a player on a Federation Team's approved Provisional Roster or approved Final Roster is subsequently determined, in the sole discretion of WBCI, not to have been eligible to participate for that Federation Team, the player shall be removed from the Final Roster and shall not be eligible to play in the remainder of the Qualifying Round. Such ineligible player may not be replaced on the Federation Team's Final Roster. WBCI may, in its discretion, impose sanctions upon any Federation Team that WBCI determines has used one or more ineligible players.

Thanks for the rules, pulled VERBATIM from here:

web.worldbaseballclassic.com/wbc/2013/about /rules.jsp

Learn how to quote a source of information, simpleton.  Better yet, go away!!!

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