2023 WBC Chat
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this week sees Matt joined by Great Britain Baseball players Justin Wylie, Alex Crosby, Donovan Benoit, Nick Ward, Mckenzie Mills a week before they are about to head off to the 2023 World Baseball Classic in Arizona! Mckenzie and Donovan had practise and could only stay for a while, but their contribution was mutely appreciated. There were some audio issues, but we managed to get 3 zoom sessions worth of fun and info together for you all and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. They discuss The hardest thing about the WBC Qualification games, What being a part of GB Baseball means to them, Mckenzie Mills being the best cheerleader, What went through Alex Crosbys mind during THAT At-Bat vs Spain, How to be focused and not fanboying on the big stage and wanting to be the best player on the field, Coaching and mentoring aspirations, Donovan Benoit throwing in Scotland, Playing in different time zones and not being able to fully acclimatise before a game, Why did Nick Wards GB Team mates want him to lose a playoff game so badly? How is their preparation and mindset entering the competition? What was the experience like for Phillies fan Nick Ward finding out he had been signed with the Phillies whilst away in Australia? Does Alex feel more like a leader with the experience he has gained from the GB setup? All this and more plus Listeners question.