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Thanks to WBC, fringe players get longer looks at major league camps this spring

Originally Published: March 12, 2009
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

The World Baseball Classic has been bad for Felipe Alou's managerial legacy and even worse for Dominican baseball pride.

It's been good for Eugene Kingsale bobblehead sales, Pudge Rodriguez's job aspirations, fans of baseball "Rocky" stories, and hotel and restaurant owners in Florida and Arizona who believe there's nothing better than a spring training that lasts forever.

The players taking part in the WBC aren't the only ones affected. Throughout the Grapefruit and Cactus leagues, ...

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