Classic single tickets are on sale
See games in Miami, Los Angeles, Toronto, San Diego, San Juan
By Barry M. Bloom / MLB.com
First-round games in Tokyo go on sale Jan. 31 and first-round games in Mexico City go on sale Feb. 10.The games in Toronto will be played March 7-11. The games in Mexico City are March 8-12. The games in San Juan are March 7-11, and the games in Tokyo are March 5-8. The second round is March 14-19 at San Diego's PETCO Park and Dolphin Stadium in Miami. The semifinals and finals are March 21 and 23 at Dodger Stadium. The 16-team field is the same as 2006, but set up in different brackets: Pool A -- China, Chinese Taipei, Japan and Korea in Tokyo. Pool B -- Australia, Cuba, Mexico and South Africa in Mexico City. Pool C -- Canada, Italy, the U. S. and Venezuela in Toronto. Pool D -- Dominican Republic, Netherlands, Panama and Puerto Rico in Puerto Rico. The two winners from Pools A and B will go to San Diego and the pair of survivors from Pools C and D will go to Miami. Only the first two games of each round have been scheduled because of a double-elimination formula put into effect for advancement in this tournament.
Barry M. Bloom is a national reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.